Stylist Live this year was such a blast! I spent the day running around looking at pretty shiny things, like some kind of woman-magpie hybrid. There were a lot of brilliant people showcasing their businesses (the small business stalls are always my favourite part of the show) and this year, I found there were more ethical brands than I’d seen previously which was the best thing ever.
After speaking to creators and curators alike, I’ve made a shortlist of my favourite finds across the show, and they are all worth a follow!
The first stall I stumbled across was Soror Studios. Sussing the name relates to sisterhood, I found upon speaking to the founders that they’re in fact sisters themselves, and they set up the business to represent more female creators. They work with their favourite female independent designers and curate their collection (which is a lust-worthy collection of ceramics, jewellery, fashion and beauty) on their website – I want everything!
I ended up walking away with the cute ceramic booby plate, as a whimsical option to store my jewellery or coins on!
One of the most engaging chats I had during the whole event came at Suco Fashion’s stand. They are so on it when it comes to both ethical and sustainable fashion! They understand the importance behind sourcing organic and natural materials, and then treating their workers fairly so they can be proud of both their clothing and their production chain. Their embroidered “sustainabilitees” stood out to me the most, especially after learning they are hand-stitched and take around an hour to do per tee.