Our Story

Adorned has its roots in the early 2000’s when Margarita began trading in costume and silver jewellery.

Within a couple of years she began experimenting with her own handmade pieces, combining beads and pieces from broken jewellery with new findings to create bohemian, upcycled merchandise. During this time Sarah was still at school though did occasionally bunk off to help her mum sell! In her spare time she enjoyed crafting dolls clothes out of fabric, and would later on customise / destroy all her band tshirts. She also learned early on to make her own jewellery with the guidance of Margarita.

In 2012, we did our first market stall in years under the name ‘Ethics’. Due to relocating to the North-East Margarita’s jewellery making had been put on the back burner, and Sarah had also started university. We had become aware of and unnerved by the growing unsustainability of the fashion industry, and made a pledge to combine forces to create ethically-minded clothing and jewellery. This began with just a few pieces sourced from charity shops and reworked at home, but has now grown to a full range of reworked vintage and thrifted apparel and accessories for women. We also began stocking a small selection of Fairtrade textiles for the home; something we had personally been already doing for years.

In 2014 we had our renaissance as ‘Adorned’, and are growing every week. On weekends you can catch us at vintage fairs in and around the North East, and during the week we ship our pretty pieces to hippies worldwide as far as Australia and the USA.

Our journey is however not yet complete. During the coming years we would like to adorn men and children as well as women, sourcing organic and Fairtrade clothing. We want to make textiles from recycled fabrics: door frames, cushion covers, bags, all covered in elephants and paisley patterns and lots of sparkly things. Most of all we want to own a VW campervan, pack it up and go and sell at festivals all summer, but we need to learn to drive first. We hope that you will support us on our journey and stay adorned.

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