About Us

Who we are?

Passionate women with a vision to break through fashion stereotypes and celebrate all shapes and sizes in beauty with an ethical and sustainable upper-hand.

We believe real fashion is not about following the trends, it is about following movements to make a better future. 

 What we do?

We adopt a practice that is zero-waste, ethical and sustainable to produce stunning, guilt-free pieces to add to your wardrobe. 

We take pride in creating a new dimension where sustainability and fashion go hand in hand by repurposing leftover fabrics such as recycled nylon, cotton and polyester into stylish dresses. 

All our fabrics are ethically curated ensuring that these are obtained through responsible and sustainable methods checking that each fabric was made by the workers who were paid a fair wage in fair working conditions.

At Designer Friday we aim to promote body confidence and self-love among women because we believe that they deserve to feel beautiful while making the ethical choices in fashion.

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Our Goals

  1. We want you to feel good and positive.

Our priority is that you feel beautiful in what you wear, hence, we stand by our concept of no-size labels to empower you to put on what you desire in any colour, shape or form.

At Designer Friday we remind you that every size, shape and colour is beautiful so you should feel confident to flaunt your beauty however you want to. 

We want you to feel comfortable in your own skin by wearing what you choose however you please just like the queen that you are. 

Our dresses fit up to a UK size 16 and are the perfect go-to with its breathable and comfortable material made from ethically sourced recycled fabrics that feels silky smooth on your skin. 

 

2. We want to be the sustainable option.

The impact of Covid-19 hit the fashion industry hard leaving warehouses with massive amounts of order cancellations allowing lots of clothes to have gone to waste in landfills and polluting our environment.

We recognise that fast fashion has a massive carbon footprint and we wanted to change that one step at a time. Thus, Designer Friday was born.

We decided to have our products made out of recycled polyester, nylon and leftover cotton. 

We upcycle leftover fabrics into unique, stylish pieces and produce them in small quantities in our London Studio.

Our products are transformed into our final pieces in a small unit in India by three outstanding tailors who are paid above the living wage. 

We are transparent about our supply chains because we want you to make the informed choice. 

We aim to raise awareness & address the critical issues around overproduction and overconsumption in the fashion industry while encouraging you to make a difference through your purchases to support our efforts in slow fashion.

We also use sustainable cardboard and biodegradable packaging on all our orders to do our part for a greener tomorrow.

Packaging materials include recycled corrugated paper and biodegradable plant based packaging. 

3. Empowering women

We are taking an initiative towards women’s empowerment by collaborating with a female-centric project to provide work opportunities for women to create ethical and sustainable fashion.

We work with these women who express their creativity through design and embroidery to work towards a better future for themselves and their families to be lifted out of poverty.

We support the local community by allowing them to source local Indian fabrics such as organic cotton, vegetable-dyed cotton, ahimsa silk or satin where they use embroidery and stitching techniques to produce our final designs. 

What’s Our Secret?

We collect fabric that is no longer being used from local production units. 

Most garments are made of 100% pre-consumer scraps, design room waste and deadstock garments. We are also introducing 

We are looking to introduce regenerated post-consumer plastic for our accessories.

We simply add our creativity and imagination and create patterns in our London Studio. 

Once the mock-ups are tested we then choose the fabrics to be made in our unit in India.

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