We became friends first and then became a couple in May 2014! To cut a long story short we got engaged 2015, moved to Manchester in 2016, married in 2017, Leanne became pregnant with our son, moved back to Langholm in 2018, had our son mid 2018 and properly started looking at starting the business in early 2019! A very busy few years, and it didn’t stop getting busier when we started Rose’s Wardrobe!
We both have experience of working for fast-fashion brands and know first hand the impact clothing manufacture has on the environment. That's why care and attention goes into every piece right from the fabric sourcing stage. It's Rose's Wardrobe's mission to make clothes from sustainable fabrics that are made to last a lifetime and even be handed down to the next generation.
In 2021, we became a team of 3 when Anna joined the team as our brand assistant. She is a recent fashion design graduate who has just moved to Langholm but has lots of family ties to the town. Anna helps with everything from social media to sewing!
We would like to introduce you to our 3 muses; left to right; Rose, Patricia and Edna. Edna and Patricia are Emma’s Great Grandma and Nanna and Rose (who the brand is named after) is Leanne’s Granny.
We both have so many fond memories of dressing up in our Granny’s clothes and looking through old pictures and admiring the fashions of bygone times. Emma Has collected vintage patterns, haberdashery and magazines over the years and has always had a love for classic style.
Our aim is to produce replicas of the beautiful clothes, they had in their wardrobes, using colours, styles and prints from the 1940’s through to the 1960’s.
As Rose’s Wardrobe has grown we have used others as inspiration including Hollywood stars Ginger Rogers for our ‘Ginger’ vintage inspired undergarment range, Judy Garland for our ‘Judy’ loungewear set and our friends Grandmother’s, Aunts, Mothers like the lovely Jean, who we used as inspiration for our ‘Jean’ blouse. Her granddaughter, Rebecca kindly sent us to below photo and allowed us to create the ‘Jean’ blouse after her.