COUCHMAN:bespoke is a social enterprise specialising in made to order contemporary tailored attire. It is also a clothing alterations tailor and garment-making business. The bespoke clothing I make is from ethically sourced cloth and haberdashery and is made in London, Britain by me, Claire, the all-rounder behind COUCHMAN:bespoke.
I gained a BA(hons) degree in clothing design and tailoring from Brighton University and set up C:b. Now with 20 years of retail knowledge and 14 years of tailoring experience behind me, I feel confident in my ability to produce bespoke clothing and alterations that are timeless.
My inspiration is our modern lifestyles and needs, with clothing being worn from day to night. The designs are focused on structured silhouettes with Japanese origami pattern making techniques.
Clothing construction is a great passion of mine that sits juxtaposed with a strong interest in the environmental impact from the clothing and textile industry. I aim to help reduce the environmental impact of my clothes while educating people about the issue, and trading fairly within the supply chain.
Clothing shouldn’t cost the earth which is why I’m dedicated to reducing the environmental and human impact from the clothing industry. COUCHMAN:bespoke creates zero waste through pattern cutting, natural dyeing and sourcing the most sustainable cloth and haberdashery.
I aim to have very little negative impact against the planet and local people, resulting in luxury quality British tailoring that is stylish and ethical.
As part of COUCHMAN:bespoke’s commitment to help people and the environment affected by the clothing industry we vow to spend our profits in the most beneficial way, supporting programmes like B1G1: Business for Good.
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Arebyte Studios Unit 16
21 City Island Way, London
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