Playfully redeveloping traditional dressmaking in the cause of sharing skills, being kind to the planet and making fashion fun.
A Printed Wardrobe is founded by fashion designer Louise Scott-Smith who loves print and is an advocate for sustainable fashion. Former Head of Childrenswear at Liberty of London and Caramel and in-house designer at Emilio Pucci, Louise is also the author of I Can Make, a series of DIY fashion books for kids.
“I love fashion and have been making clothes since I was a kid. My home made clothes are always more to me than just a garment. The maxi skirt my mum helped me make when I was 10 and the skater skirt complete with a wobbly sequin applique I made when I thought I was destined to become an ice skating champion! Similarly sewing clothes with my own children make up for some of my favourite memories. Minnie and her colour changing dress with daisy trim straps and Bobby’s dress of many patches.
I started A Printed Wardrobe to capture the excitement of making your own clothes and exploring your own style; to approach fashion in a playful and personal way.
Each garment by A Printed Wardobe comes as a sew-your-own fashion kit; with different design options to choose from and tips for the perfect fit so each piece becomes unique to the maker.
I believe a piece of clothing should be cherished and tell your own story.”
“In making something with your own hands you appreciate its worth and become emotionally attached to it: the antithesis to todays fast fashion system.”
A Printed Wardrobe puts sustainability and good ethical practise at the forefront of all our decision making. Where viable we use organic, recycled or biodegradable materials and packaging. It is not always possible to find a perfectly sustainable solution to each part of the process but we are working towards this with the help of our digital printing partners in Europe and all our suppliers. And of course, the final garment, is lovingly made by you.