New Beginnings & A Countdown of Our Lovely Designer Makers
The secret is out! I've been working on a re-brand for the past month or so and I'm super excited to share it with you all! Over the past few months, Lana has slowly evolved into a one woman business and as such it was only fitting that there was a name change. Laine brings together my love for wool (and France!), my misspelled middle name and the historic Laines that first drew me to Brighton.
To celebrate the change, there'll be friends, family, local business owners and, of course, Pimms at the shop from 2pm on Sunday the 24th - just for an hour or so before we all head down to the beach! For those who can't make it but are keen to keep in touch, all of the Lana addresses will be phased out gradually over the next few months, so there's no need to panic.
Now that the formalities are out of the way, its time for the fun bit! For me, fashion is all about being unique. I love the way a piece of made to measure clothing makes you feel, how much more special a customised gift seems and the personal touch that you only get through buying handmade. That's why I've always carefully chosen the designers that I stock in the shop. Absolutely everything in Laine is personalisable, so here's a little run down of the lovely bunch of makers that are stocked in the shop.
Leather Goods and Accessories
Hyde Wares offers a clean cut and functional selection of stunning leather goods, all available for hand embossing.
Emily Rose Potter makes incredibly intricate embroideries to be hung as decorations or worn as brooches and is always happy to make totally bespoke pieces.
Shiv Textiles creates beautiful woven fabrics for fashion and interiors, fancy adding some tassels to your cushion, or a pop of colour with a contrast zip? Not a problem.
In store you can also find a selection of handmade candles by Samantha Hall and Witchwood Candles. these can simply be infused with different essential oils or you could have your favourite flowers and ferns suspended in the wax.
One of the more unusual things in store are beautiful plaster tiles with botanical imprints, handmade by Candace Hilton. These make a perfect gift for the gardeners, or perhaps an anniversary present if you can remember the flowers from the wedding bouquet!
1point618 designs offers a dainty selection of bohemian jewellery, including optional hand sterling stamped silver tags.
Laila Smith makes understated geometric jewellery and is more than happy to offer tweaks to her designs, for example a switch from gold to silver and of course making to size.
That brings us to the end of the list, do you feel like you could be part of it? I'm always looking for new designer makers to stock in the store. If you make by hand and feel like your product could fit in then feel free drop me a message (or even leave a comment if you'd rather!)