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Monty & Co timeless unisex childrenswear made in Britain
The Monty & Co story
Hi, I’m Leigh Montague, founder of Monty & Co.
I live in Stroud, Gloucester with my Husband Emmerson, our two sons Grayson and Oak (and Albert a very lazy whippet). We are surrounded by the countryside and valleys of the South Cotswolds. Monty & Co. is our family business which we run with passion from a studio next to our home.
Having grown up in Wiltshire I left to pursue a career as a Fashion designer studying at Winchester School of Art and Brighton University. Internships at DVF in New York and Marks & Spencer London followed where I stayed for a decade as a Menswear designer.
I’ve always been fascinated by clothing and textiles, the past/present, its impact and message within society. As a child I was surrounded by uniform, my father and grandfathers were in the RAF and this has had a huge influence on my aesthetic, my love of history, utility and British heritage.
Monty & Co – Traditional workwear Designed for Childhood.
A core collection of classic workwear garments reinterpreted for children.
Authentic functional style designed for everyday childhood.
We believe that children should be free to: PLAY – WORK – CREATE – DISCOVER
Quality clothing is our focus. All our garments are made with hardwearing fabric from 100% natural fibres, allowing a garment to get better and softer with age, washing and wear.
We take great time and care to perfect the fit and construction. Versatility, practicality and durability are top of our list.
We create clothing to last and to withstand childhood. Our hope is that our clothing becomes wardrobe favourites with repeated wear. Garments to treasure, escape landfill and pass down to future generations.
Monty & Co is 100% manufactured in Britain
We make slowly and sustainably by small batch production. Craftsmanship is key throughout the process. From the initial designs, to drafting the patterns, cutting and sewing the garments everything is done by traditional hand methods.
We are fortunate to be working with an English factory based in Norfolk that has an incredible history. They have been manufacturing workwear for over 200 years. Utilising the factories seasonal downtime for our production enables the local skilled workforce. Our bit to support the future and heritage of the British textile industry.
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