WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
FWP BY Rae was born out of a love for good quality ethically made clothing, with extra emphasis on both style and affordability.
I previously co-owned a small independent wine company (The French Wine Project) with my then husband, running the day to day accounts (boring), marketing and design of the website. I spent a lot of time researching wines in order to write up tasting notes, and found that a lot of descriptions and some words in particular kept jumping out at me, also giving meaning to things outside of the world of wine.
A lover of a good slogan Tee, I soon had enough inspiration for some designs. Next was finding the right products, and working out the best way to print.
Whilst trying to source products, I also wanted to understand the printing process, especially as I wanted a clean bright and good quality print. Therefore, with a friend in tow I signed up to do a course in screen printing.
To begin with, I sourced ready made products manufactured in ethical factories, meaning the clothing is made under good working conditions with fair wages and using raw materials like organic cotton, Tencel, Modal, recycled polyester. All the embellishment is done here in the UK.
However, within the first 2 years, the company I used stopped producing the garments that I loved. The cut and style is extremely important to me, and as my favourites were discontinued, it forced me to take on the design and manufacturing process myself.
A massive learning curve but in May 2019 I launched my first in-house designs with the deep rounded V t-shirt and classic crew neck t-shirt. The following month the fine knit sweatshirt launched I have plans for new designs.
I continue to strive to create stylish products that are ethically produced, sustainable and affordable.
Check out the range in our shop or read about the factories I use on the ethically produced page. I hope you love them as much as I do.
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