Attire Accessories - Dec 2017/Jan 2018 (Issue 67)

ATTIRE 5 CONTENTS Contents PROFILES 38 Making waves Director Marcus Price takes us on a journey uncovering the past 40 years of Sea Gems 45 Route of the loom Cocowai’s founder Francesca Macauley reveals how the pioneering cashmere brand introduced pashminas to the UK, developed an ethical production network and created a collection of more than 200 textile shades 61 Home girls Black & Sigi’s co-founder Clio Sigismondi shares the story of the jewellery business she set up with her sister, and explains why a handmade in the UK ethos and supporting the indie retail movement is so important to its future 67 One more time with feeling Mercy Jewellery’s founder Rachel Parkin talks about starting her new label, evolving her design vision and creating a collection that reflects the sentimental shift in this industry 90 Lost and found Katy Bell invites us into her Islington boutique, Lost Property of London, to talk about her strong design background, dislike for waste and the brand’s ‘rough luxe’ aesthetic 106 Community support Sisters Lucy and Lerryn discovered both a gap in the swimwear market and cured for a pain in the neck, founding Halto in the process. Lerryn reveals the tiny accessory’s journey, from solving honeymoon ‘halter ache’ to crowdfunding camaraderie ➨ 61 REGULARS 9 Editor’s letter What to look out for this issue 10 Industry news Get the lowdown on the latest happenings in accessories retail 16 On with the show All of the latest trade show news, dates and developments 20 BTAA News All the latest from the BTAA 23 Competition Win jewellery worth £500 RRP courtesy of Kaytie Wu 24 Brand spanking new The hottest new products to hit the market 4 5