Meet the Makers

Introducing the team who make our garments.  

Mel has been with us for 5 years and was one of our very first employees.

Favourite thing to make at the moment? 

I've been loving the mustard yellow. It's always so lovely to see a new colour.

I also love making the popular items. It's great to see what our customer's are loving. Plus it's satisfying to make a whole bunch of garments at one time. 

What's your favourite thing about making? 

I love day dreaming. I find sewing very therapeutic, so it allows me to day dream and think about things. I also love the sense of accomplishment from creating a new garment.

What got you into sewing?

I've always been into sewing, for as long as I can remember. For my work experience at school I did sewing and then I chose to study textiles at college. When I was younger we had an old Singer sewing machine and I made a dress for my sister. At College I also loved weaving, it's incredible to work on an old tradition and to keep it going today. 

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What is your favourite product to make?

The Bond dress in Grey Marl. The fabric is very satisfying to cut and sew. 

What's your favourite thing about making? 

Seeing the end result! I love the challenge of creating custom pieces. It's rewarding to work on something that comes together beautifully and makes our customers so happy.

How did you get into fashion?

I went to college wanting to be a cartoon animator. My mum always did fashion so when it came up as an option I naturally moved towards it. I wanted to learn how to put something together. I ended up going into prop costume, which was more sculptural. I even made the costume for Sid from Ice Age - so the costume that I made travelled around the world at the premier of Ice Age! 

What's your favourite thing about your work? 

I love being creative and pushing the boundaries more to see what's possible - creating new ways to make products. 

What's your favourite AYM product? 

I love the Track dress in the mini length! 

Rosie

When did you start sewing?

I studied Art and Design at college. The course included Textiles and sewing was part of this course. I was always into Art and wanted to do something practical within this creative area - sewing is a perfect way to combine creativity with practicality. 

Have you always been creative? When did this start?

I love linking different ideas together. I love fashion. I am really into identity and I love that fashion can transform you instantly and that it impacts how you feel. Dream outfit to make me feel good is - latex dress and stilettos every time.

When did you learn to sew?

I was sewing outside of college in work placements, so it was on-job learning. I interned at a few creative companies in London where I picked up different skill sets and was able to enhance my sewing level.

What do you like about sewing?

I love creating something. I love being practical. I couldn’t stand to sit in front of a computer! It's really satisfying to see the outcome of my work.

Tell us about yourself?

I'm adventurous - I like to do new and different things. I love exploring new places and meeting new people.

What star sign are you?

Leo and I’m a typical Leo! 

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