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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.
All of our dresses, skirts, trousers, tops and coats are made in a small family-run factory in London. Balbir is the main man there. He and his brother Satnam cut all the Palava cloth and their talented team of machinists stitch everything together for us.
Julie, our talented sample machinist, is also based at our London factory and is always on hand to advise us when we are developing new designs.
Our knitwear is made in Turkey – they are real experts over there. The organic cotton we use for our knits is grown and spun in Turkey too so they really know the material inside out. Guray heads up production for us over there and Bryony visits a couple of times a year to make sure our knits are just so.
At the Palava studio based in Hackney, Bryony and her team design their own illustrative fabrics. Palava is a Sustainable British Brand
Playful prints and a riot of colour are sustainable womenswear brand Palava’s trademark features. Hand-illustrated in London and made in the UK using organic cotton-hemp blends and sustainable tencel fabrics. Palava’s clothing is refreshingly original, environmentally conscious and always designed to celebrate the female form.
HomegrownAn homage to the veg gardens, allotments and window-boxes of Great Britain. All the delicious edibles of a British summer placed in playful prints.
We believe that in a world where fashion is produced faster and faster, it is vital to invest in the future of our planet. This philosophy is central to all of our decisions. 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.
Small is Good!
We produce small runs of each of our designs – we sometimes make only two or three of a style in each size. Not only does this make each dress rather special but it also means that large amounts of ‘deadstock’ simply isn’t a thing for us. So grab those dresses before they’re gone!
We’re really conscious of waste on the cutting room floor. All of our Palava accessories are made from the left-over fabric after our dresses and skirts have been cut. Any scraps too small for our accessories go into our popular fabric bundles which get snapped up by crafters and home sewists.
Becoming Plastic Free
We did it! After months of research and development, we’re incredibly excited to be launching our entirely plastic-free packaging. The challenge has been on our minds for some time. Plastic is an amazing material for so many reasons but the modern world’s over-use of it is having a devastating effect on the environment. Our new garment bags are made from a bio-based resin and are 100% biodegradable. They look, feel and and behave like plastic but will not litter the planet for years to come. You’ll start to notice these bags in our SS19 collection and by AW19, we will have made the full switch.
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