Factories - behind the brand
I’m afraid I’m a bit of a sucker for quality clothes, and it’s great to see craft and artisanship making a real come back in the High Street, I even noticed Topman had linked up with Harris Tweed to produce a range of garments, a great example of how a big brand can help a small community and craft continue to thrive.
Top of my list of people that exemplify this are the talented guys at Albam, originally emanating from Nottingham and now trading throughout London, they have a passion for producing items in the right way, using locally sourced proven suppliers and, of special interest to me, are really promoting this as part of their philosophy and brand culture - good on you boys.
To convey this approach, they’ve published a lovely limited edition book titled ‘Factories’, a collaboration with photographer John Spinks, capturing the beauty and the mundane in the production factories Albam use across the East Midlands and beyond. Great stuff, and an excellent way to embellish their brand values. Grab a copy while you can!