Brand in focus: Community Clothing

Community Clothing

In a world of ever increasing awareness of our impact on the world's limited resources, many fashion brands are rising from the noise to challenge the cyclical fast fashion mould that we, as consumers, have become so used to. 

One of these brands, is Community Clothing. Established in 2016 by Patrick Grant (of E.Tautz and The Great British Sewing Bee fame) as a reaction to a supplier, Blackburn factory Cookson and Clegg, facing administration. Grant stepped in, purchased the factory and set up Community Clothing. What is remarkable about the brand is that is truly is a social enterprise, from the paint used to decorate the shop donated by local company Crown paints to the staffing and refurbishment costs being covered by Bootstrap, an organisation that helps the long-term unemployed get back into the workplace. 

It's production time is also efficient, using down time in factory's up and down the country to produce beautifully thoughtful pieces for competitive prices. Each piece is classic, so no need for seasonal colour updates or the need to slash prices from overly inflated ones to sell through stock 

Instead what Community Clothing have made is a collection of unisex pieces that stand the test of time. Clean cuts, simple detailing all brought together with quality fabric and British craftmanship. 

We've pulled our favourite pieces from the brand. We can't wait to see here this brand goes. 

Community Clothing Khaki Jacket

Community Clothing Denim Tote Bag

Community Clothing Indigo Work Trouser

Community Clothing Breton Top

Community Clothing Chore Jacket