With Christmas rapidly approaching, we thought we’d create a guide to help you find that perfect gift. We want to take this opportunity to highlight independent UK designers, particularly those whose brands focus on sustainability. We consider it important to promote only brands our values align with and businesses have been hit especially hard by the effects of the pandemic, so we strongly encourage you to shop local this year and support local creatives so that they can continue to put out amazing, ethically made products!
Remember that some deliveries are taking longer than expected at the moment so make sure to check each brand’s Christmas delivery cut-offs to avoid missing out!
We couldn’t write a Christmas guide without mentioning the great gift options we have available here at ReJean. An ideal choice is ourReJean Gift cards, which start at £10 and can be redeemed against all ReJean products, from our signature denim jackets, to our bucket hats, patchwork tote bags and reusable face masks. We also provide a custom jacket gift voucher at £295, which includes a 20 minute design consultation with our founder and designer Siobhan. This gift would be perfect for the denim enthusiast in your life and allows them to commission apersonalised, one-off garment that’s guaranteed to become a permanent fixture in their wardrobe. Your giftee can choose from several different colourways and numerous collar, sleeve and pocket options to create a piece as individual as they are.
Slow fashion brand Xi Atelier produces elegant, minimalist designs incorporating artisanal techniques like Japanese sashiko stitching. Sophie is currently only taking orders directly through the brand’sInstagram page.
Love & Squalor focuses on timeless, workwear inspired pieces made only from natural fibres. All pieces are designed, made and sold in-house from their Glasgow studio. For items available to ship in time for Christmas, check the “ready to post” section on their website.
Law Design offers classic styles in all natural fibres, particularly organic cottons and linens. All pieces are made-to-order in their Glasgow studio, ensuring you get a piece that’s a perfect fit for you. Check out their “ready to ship” section andgift card options.
Scottish independent knitwear brand Jo-AMI produce fun and modern designs that subvert notions of traditional knitwear. We think theirknitted tote bag would make a perfect gift! They also have many other small gift options like beanies, scarves and socks.
Brighton-based The Emperor’s Old Clothes create garments from reworked vintage and deadstock fabrics. Each piece is made-to-order and they also provide adesign-your-own service to ensure a garment that’s perfectly suited to your tastes and needs. The Emperor’s Old Clothes are a living wage employer and operate on a zero-waste policy in their studio.
Little Peril is a new Dundee-based brand selling a range of accessories and garments made from upcycled and reworked materials. All offcuts are kept to be reworked into new products. Check out Megan’s range ofprinted mesh tops, bucket hats and co-ords.
Rosana Exposito is a Scottish/Spanish designer based in Glasgow, offering a range of pieces from knitwear to workwear-inspired classics, as well as some more experimental silhouettes, all made from natural fibres. Check out her matchingfacemask and scrunchie set; 100% of the profits are donated to Glasgow Night Shelter, who provide support for asylum seekers facing homelessness.
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