Hello people.

So, clobber-calm's roots lie within vintage clothing with our awesome founder Ben growing his passion and knowledge for quality garments through his experience working at a vintage wholesale company. Being able to recognise a well made garment is a major consideration in the buying and curating of stock at clobber-calm supply co. but even more than this we are buying into the incredibly talented designers and makers behind the brands.

We want to celebrate these amazing people and their skills by supporting Fashion Revolution and by finding out who makes our clobber. Fashion Revolution is a global, not for profit organisation that was established on the 1 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh. It aims to promote transparency throughout the fashion industry to raise awareness around the big issues such as modern slavery, living wages, safe working conditions and environmental impact.

Knowing where your clothes are made, and by who, is really important as it helps to eliminate bad practices and raises awareness to areas and brands that are not being fully open with how they are manufacturing their goods and may not be working to required standards.

Here at clobber-calm we believe garments can be an investment piece that should last a long time…where possible, a lifetime. Even being handed down and repaired along the way to help reduce waste and reduce resource usage. Wear, care, repair and repeat is not a new concept but one that is not being practiced as widely in recent times. We hope that the high quality craftsmanship of our products will inspire people to adopt this philosophy and they can create their own wear patterns that can show the journey of a well loved pair of jeans.

Being a small independent store we love having a close relationship with a lot of our makers and we want to share their stories. We asked if we could celebrate them by taking part and showing support to fashion revolution week and we asked them ‘#whomademyclothes/accessories’. Here are some great images that show the people behind some of our brands. Check out https://www.fashionrevolution.org/ to see more info and see how you can get involved.

Alde Custom Clothing

Founder John Francombe has over 30 years experience in menswear design and manufacturing. With a background in bespoke tailoring, John has a passion for fit, function and construction. Alde Custom denim products are cut and made by hand and using a selection of classic and vintage sewing machinery in their own workshop in Suffolk, England. Denim and hardware is sourced from the very best makers in Japan.

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One of the longest established shoemakers in England, RE Tricker Limited was founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker. A reputation for outstanding manufacturing quality, established Tricker's as the maker of choice for heavy country boots and shoes to farm and estate owners and the landed gentry. The new Tricker's factory, located at 56-60 St Michael's Rd, Northampton, opened its doors in 1904. Built to the same exacting standards that established Tricker’s reputation, the Tricker’s country boot today is a direct descendant of the boot Walter James Barltrop created at the tender age of 7. Today Tricker's boots and shoes are known for their exacting quality, incomparable comfort, individuality and irreproachable character.

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Companion Denim

The brand was born in 2013 in the heart of Sabadell, a town in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Each pair of jeans is designed and handcrafted with the utmost attention to the confection and details, giving the inside the same importance as the outside. All the Companion jeans are made with the finest selvedge denim coming from an accurate selection of qualities from the best mills in the world, be it Japan, USA or Italy.

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Dawson Denim

Dawson Denim is the result of 20 years experience working with Denim. Kelly Dawson and Scott Ogden work from their specialist workshop in Brighton on the South Coast of England. The two of them design, cut and sew each product themselves. They are proud to be able to offer a durability guarantee with each of their products.

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Pigeon Tree Crafting

Handmade in Los Angeles, CA. Leather goods that explore the marriage between natural indigo dye and vegetable tanned leather. All of the goods are made by hand, using the finest full grain leathers, and natural indigo dye. Isaac goes the extra length to make quality goods that are different than anything else out there.

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Benson Bluelegs

All Benson Bluelegs products are designed and handcrafted by Benjamin in his small workshop in the Netherlands using only the finest fabrics and hardware from the worlds best mills and suppliers. He mainly uses vintage sewing machines and tools and does his best to provide the finest craftsmanship and highest quality possible. The heavy-duty construction and utmost attention to detail guarantee outstanding durability for every single item. Functional garments with character, story and a comfortable fit that will last a lifetime.

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Thanks guys 🙏
Amanda @clobbercalm.amanda