Brighton (England) based husband and wife duo Saeed and Katy Al-Rubeyi are the creatives at the helm of Story mfg.; a brand which prides itself on the desire for a “more authentic, fulfilling and kind approach to fashion”.
This isn’t a tokenistic gesture or adoption of buzz words like ‘environmental’ or ‘sustainable’ because the current ‘trend’ says so. This is authentic, considered and thoughtful. Working with a group of dyers, weavers, embroiderers and tailors in their Indian atelier, Story mfg. products are designed to benefit the earth, the customer and those whom the brand work with. From promoting the arts and investing in the continuation of age-old crafts, to producing completely cruelty-free clothing and actively regenerating agriculture, the brand is a model of modern, educated and admirable clothing design and production.
From their latest drop, we’ve got the Saturn Vest in Bark Brown which is made from organic cotton and hand-dyed from various plants. With a light cotton wadding for insulation and quilted detail throughout, a handwoven gingham patchwork detail contrasts the earthy tones of the body. With a double zip front and stand-up collar, this is an ideal layering piece year-round.
Available for £495 (~$620) at Story mfg.