Isabel Manns works with independent Ateliers in London as well as independent pattern makers and seamstresses who are dedicated to supporting her brand being sustainable and made in Britain.
Before Isabel launched her brand, she first visited numerous ateliers and independent sample makers in and around London, in search of finding partners that were a right fit for her and that could produce her reversible clothing.
Isabel also wanted to work with people that:
Care about emerging brands
Do not have large minimum order contracts
Are sustainably conscious
Have high quality sewing and construction knowledge
Who are looking for long-term relationship
This was a lot harder than she expected. Many factories had higher minimum orders than she wanted or did not understand how certain items could be manufactured to be reversible. Isabel knew it was possible though, as she had created a reversible dress herself.
Isabel has worked with one independent sample maker from the beginning who now knows her style and construction inside out! They work closely together when creating the first sample and working out how to make new items reversible.
Isabel knew that she would also need to find an atelier that could produce larger quantities of items than one item at a time and it took months of searching to find the right people. The Ateliers she works with now produce some of the highest quality clothing for top luxury British brands, but although we are a very small label, they saw something in Isabel and decided to take a chance on her.
We visit the Ateliers on a regular basis and we pride ourselves in knowing everyone who is working on our clothing. During production we are constantly in contact with one another to answer any queries they may have.
We try to be as transparent as we can about our supply chain so if you would like to know more about how we work then please do not hesitate to contact us!