You haven't heard from us in a while and that's because, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been keeping very busy.
Our priority has always been the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities so we closed our store and were keen to find a valuable way to contribute. When we heard that the NHS needed help in terms of PPE for those amazing doctors and nurses on the frontline, we got together with our network of dressmakers (including those who make couture clothing for the Royal family) and used our contacts to source thousands of metres of fabric.
Our talented dressmakers went to work spending the last eight weeks using their skills and working around the clock making scrubs, PPE masks and bags which we donated to help our NHS heroes.
Another vulnerable group are the homeless so when we were asked to donate hats, we were thrilled to help out - these have now been distributed throughout London.
We are very proud of our talented team and the incredible spirit of our country, coming together to support the most vulnerable during this time.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to make this possible and here are some pictures of their generosity and handiwork.
PPE Fabric donated with ❤️- ready for collection!
Dressmaker Melinda making fabulous pink PPE.
Dressmaker Kaisa working on camouflage print PPE.
Stewart Parvin's PPE ready to go!
Ravensbourne University hard at work creating PPE.
Melanie Baker's scrubs ready for the South London Scrubbers.
Pink scrubs prepared by Sara Shamplina and team.
The fantastic Rashmi, added in the symbol of the rainbow of hope into her scrubs.
Mabel from Ravensbourne University uses a pretty and uplifting print for the PPE masks.
The brilliant Lorena's face masks for the nurses on the frontline.
Debbie Marchant displays one of her scrubs on a mannequin.
Ieva Poriete donates her beautiful scrubs, made with love and hand tied in a bow.
Lynda Yong's colourful printed scrubs are smile-inducing.
Food and hats being distributed to the homeless around London.