Palava

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Place Category: Makers, baby & child, clothing, Ethical Shopping and ethical fashion

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  • Discover Palava – we design and print our own organic fabrics which we then make into exciting clothing. The contemporary colours and shapes of our dresses hark back to the 1950s and are beautifully made. We make as much as we can here in the UK and the remainder is fairly made in Europe.

    The Company…

    At the Palava studio based in Hackney, Bryony and her team design their own illustrative fabrics. Based upon the adventures of two characters, Poppy and her dog Fred. Poppy is a little girl who never grows up. And along with her faithful companion, Fred the dog, they go on adventures. Wherever Bryony wishes them to go. From these 100% GOTs certified* organic cotton fabrics, they create seasonal collections based upon their latest escapades. As well as being able to follow their stories, each Palava dress comes with its very own storybook. These lovely storybooks come free with every dress.
    The designs are incorporated not only into their womenswear collections but also across enchanting dresses for little girls,. That’s why Palava is the perfect destination for finding pieces for mothers and daughters to wear together. It’s not just clothing, which brings Palava’s stories to life as they also produce a whole host of gifts and homeware. These are often made of scrap fabrics from the collections so no material is wasted in the production. Inspired by vintage styles, the dresses for women are flattering for all shapes and sizes.

     

    The Ethics

    Here at Palava we believe that in a world where fashion is produced faster and faster, it is vital for brands like us to invest in the future of our planet. This philosophy is central to all of our decisions and the team at Palava work hard to ensure every element of our supply chain are founded upon ethical principles.

    Here is a list of our Key values we work hard to maintain and never stop trying to be better at.

     

    Enjoyment – Bringing a sense of fun, story-telling and adventure into the lives of our customers! We hope our unique prints will bring a little bit of magic to those who wear our garments. We love to develop our relationship with existing customers as well as attracting new ones. We encourage feedback so our customers benefit from the highest quality, and most wearable designs.

     

    Quality products that stand the test of time. Children grow fast, so we create designs that allow maximum time from a piece of growing – increasing their lifespan. Fabrics that a durable and wash well so each piece still looks good even after being washed and warn many times.

     

    Sourcing responsibly so our impact is as small as possible on the environment. Continue using organic cotton so that the Earth’s bees are happy and free to buzz and pollinate without worry of nasty pesticides and we know everyone is paid a fair fairly.

     

    No waste responsibility – we aim for a no waste policy and try to make sure we use all left over fabrics for accessories or smaller items.

     

    Good practice during all aspects of our business – ensuring people who work for us are treated fairly. We do not use child labour and believe all working adults are entitled to basic rights.

     

    European manufacturing so that we can visit our factories regularly to ensure that everyone working for us is happy and healthy. As of 2017, we are expanding production in the UK.

     

    Social responsibility – we work with small artisan producers and like to develop long lasting relationships with them. We seek to give something back each season with one fabric from each collection raising money towards a beneficial charity.

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