Textiles Alumni Olivia Rose listed as one of Elle NL favourite made to order brands
FE Textiles alumni, designer and small business owner Olivia Rose, based in Edinburgh has been listed as one of Elle Netherlands favourite made to order brands. In celebration of world earth day the international platform has listed their favourite sustainable brands that will help consumers buy a little bit more green.
“Buying clothes consciously is easier said than done. It takes preliminary research and dedication. And not every choice can always be one hundred percent justified. Still, there are plenty of ways to fill your closet in a more sustainable way. One of these green ways is to opt for ‘made-to-order’. This means that there are no surpluses and residual collections and the quality of the garments is often better. You just have to be a little more patient for it, but then you also have something.”
Alongside brands and designers such as Megan Crosby a sustainable designer that uses left over fabrics & environmentally friendly dyes as-well as made in England brand Cawley Studio, Olivia Rose The Label has been featured for her feminine consciously produced designs:
“Looking for the ultimate party dress or dinner top that is consciously produced and truly unique? We thought so, after all, nobody wants to be #twinning at the first party of 2021. Stop looking, Olivia Rose is your perfect match. The concept is simple: “If you don’t order it, it doesn’t get made.”
Fashion brands and consumers alike are responding to the challenge of the climate crisis in new and creative ways. Since forming in 2017 this young designer has been recognised by brands such as Selfridges, Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. Speaking to vogue of her brand and the environmental problems we face globally she stated “consumers have exceptional power to move demand from fast fashion vendors. The trend is slowly but surely changing.”
Take a look at the handmade to order creations she makes in her Edinburgh studio now by following her Instagram @oliviarosethelabel and check out her website: oliviarosethelabel.com
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