After working in fast fashion for seven years each, Emma and Leanne were tired of the ever-declining quality and the constant push for cheaper manufacture and lower prices. In early 2019, they started looking at starting their own slow fashion venture and decided on the name Rose's Wardrobe. The brand was named after Leanne's Granny Rosie, who was a very important part of her life, as are her and Leanne's other female role models. They were inspired by their relatives' clothing in old photographs, and wanted to recreate the style and quality for the modern day.
The first collection was released in September and included the 'Edna' Blouse and 'Nen' and 'Rosie' skirts, which are still best-sellers! All of the garments were (and still are) made to order by Emma and Leanne to each customer's measurements, using low-impact fabrics.
2020 was a strange year, but we kept busy by making scrubs for the NHS and planning for the future of Rose's Wardrobe. In October, we moved to our current studio in Bucchleuch Mill, where we get to watch beautiful fabrics being made every day. We love our space here, and the lovely darners who we share a room with always take care of us.
This year has been a busy one! We've launched three collections, developed loads of new styles and worked with our local community to teach sewing and mending skills.
In October, we became a team of three when Anna joined as our brand assistant. She has been handling tasks from social media to sewing and is loving her new role.
As the year comes to an end, we have lots of ideas for the future of Rose's Wardrobe and have already started planning our Spring 2022 collection and our trip to Festival of Vintage next April. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this (and every) year, we hope you all have a lovely festive period!