BFW, the fashion week that keeps on giving
Just over a month ago, the last edition of the Brighton Fashion Week took place at All Saints Church in Hove and it was also the first time that it showcased only sustainable collections and designers. The sustainability theme goes on as BFW keeps on giving till January the 6th with a Xmas Pop Up Shop located at the FAIR shop, in Queens Road (the big road that you find just outside the station going all the way down to the seafront). The location is well know for having been the spot of the Biba's first boutique, that was celebrated at the Brighton Museum with a retrospective exhibition three years ago.
The selection and mix of designers stays true to the BFW ethos to provide a platform for up and coming designers with a distinctive style irrespective of their origin. Infact the 20 designers at the Xmas Pop Up Shop include local, national and international brands and a wide range of products, from jewellery to clothing, accessories, homewear and gifts.
Featured designers and makers in store include:
What Daisy Did - Passionate about slow fashion, sustainable recycled leather bags.
Kitty Ferreira - An award winning label that aims to dispel the ‘hippy’ connotations of ethical and sustainable fashion.
Nivo Jewellery - Jewellery handmade in Berlin from ethically sourced and recycled materials.
Edy & Bridge - Sustainable clothing designed and made in London.
Blue Labelle Skincare - 100% natural botanical and organic skincare for your face and body.
Antiform - Ethically and sustainably sourced clothing, using reclaimed materials.
Lemuelmc - Sustainable clothing, fighting the fight against fast fashion with dead stock materials
Amaveda - These Amazon sourced beauty products celebrate natural beauty made possible through simple processes and therapeutic cold-pressed unadulterated oils
Talented - Fairtade sustainable brand of tote bags, eco-bags and homewares.
Maria Tilyard - Brighton Based Handmaker of British Woodland Creatures.
Kismet & Slate - Brighton based bespoke Handmade Jewellery working with rescued and salvaged pieces of beauty and craftsmanship.
Bruniana - Inspired by nature keeping alive the relationship with the place of origin.
Black Dwarf Designs - Specialising in digital media, pen and ink, drawing inspiration from nature, made from sustainable materials.
Victor Xenia - Clothing offering original women with striking but understated clothing. Made with flawless fabrics and exceptional
craftsmanship, made in London.
Minga Berlin - Organic socks,the congenial companion of the individualistic city dweller.
Rolfe & Wills - Bristol based surface pattern and screen printing company producing homewares, accessories and clothing. All items are organic, and printed with organic ink.
Andreas Diofebi - A brand new label by Anglo/Italian friends Andreas Georgio and Elisabetta Diofebi.
Beksies Boutique - UK handmade accessories, focusing on hade made items for special occasions and everyday life with a twist