Bou Soie is a Hackney-based slow fashion line, we started out trading the weekends on Broadway market offering made-to-order clothing to be collected the next week. With many happy customers, we have decided to set up a made-to-order system on our online store.
We offer a zero-emission delivery to our Hackney-based customers, hand delivering your orders by bike. An important element of our Bou Soie is community and connection. From the people who make our clothing to the people who wear it, our goal is to make people feel good!
We currently make a large proportion of our garments to order, meaning we minimise dead stock and only use what's needed in the making of our garments.
Tailoring has been in Megan’s family for generations. We find it important to incorporate as much traditional tailoring into the line as possible. We offer made to measure and adjustments to enable as much size diversity as possible. We can create a custom pattern from your measurements and keep your physical pattern in our pattern library so that you can order the same style and fit again!
Founded by a tailor
"I started making clothing from my bedroom during lockdown. Spending all my time at home, I became obsessed with comfort.
Before lockdown, my concept of fashion was limited to it being a part of the external world. However, during lockdown, I began to redefine my idea of fashion as a tool to enhance my well-being.
As the outside noise fell silent, I became more aware of my immediate surroundings, such as the sensation of different fabrics and what they evoked for me. Becoming so intimately connected with materials really changed the way I designed altogether. My repertoire of design transitioned from predominantly visual design to then opening a world of feeling and sensation design.
I realised I could design and shape feeling for the wearer, this incentivised me to create clothing that would feel amazing to wear. Bamboo silk is light and cool to the touch. Its spacious yet elegant shape leaves room for movement and drapes beautifully from your unique curves.
This became the first chapter of my journey with Bou Soie. "
Bou Soie was founded by Megan