24 Nov 2013
A Walthamstow design duo who opened the UK’s first sustainable and ethical menswear boutique off Brick Lane this year have been nominated for a prestigious award and invited to a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 3rd December.
The SOURCE Awards celebrate leaders in the field of sustainability. The event will be hosted by Baroness Lola Young and attended by other leading lights in the industry.
Cock and Bull Menswear was set up just 18 months ago by AA Lindsay and PD Scott on a mission to produce high quality designer menswear that were 100% Made in the UK by British clothing manufacturers from sustainable fabrics and yarns.
This time last year they were selling their clothing from various pop up events around London including Marylebone Market and the Sunday Up Market, Brick Lane but they soon realised the huge demand for their classic designs, which range from Organic Cotton underwear, Scottish hand-woven tweed flat hats and waistcoats as well as their Organic Cotton and Silk shirts and knitwear.
Their designer boutique, Cock & Bull & Co. in the heart of Shoreditch allows them to showcase their own styles as well as those of other sustainable and ethical menswear designers including brands such as Pachacuti, Minga Berlin, Proof Eyewear, Brave Gentleman, Reborn London and Conscious Skincare.
Founder Phil Scott said: “We are extremely honoured to be nominated for this SOURCE Award. Who’d have thought that we would progress so quickly from selling at pop-up events to being the go-to brand to provide ethical, British-made, affordable premium clothing for free-thinking and imaginative gentlemen?
“From the sourcing of fabrics, linings and trimmings to the sewing of buttons and finishing touches we are determined to offer the best quality product to our customers. With the production heritage that the United Kingdom possesses, we made a conscious decision to produce all our garments in the UK thus tapping into that great heritage of British clothing manufacturing and assisting in retaining the skills of British manufacturing on which that heritage was built. “The popularity of our brand shows that more people are thinking of the sustainability of the planet and this canonly be a good thing.
“We want to thank the skilled and dedicated team of people from the Isle of Lewis to Cornwall who have assisted in ensuring our endeavour of producing a line made entirely in the UK became reality."
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