Daines Atelier

Daines Atelier creates handmade clothing from vintage textiles. Their upcycled fashion are known to be one-off and on the rare occasion a limited run dependent on fabric availability.

Founded by Evie Daines, the journey began from her childhood love for antiques shops and vintage clothing. She was particularly a fan of the 1980’s new romanticism movement, which was influenced by 70s glam rock, 1930s cabaret, Charles I and the French Incroyables.

Collecting a range of vintage fabrics, typically remnants and small off-cuts, led to exploring new ways of working with materials which still had a second lease of life. Previously trained at The University for the Creative Arts studying tailoring and couture sewing. Evie was able to adapt these skills in a more contemporary and sustainable manner.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter on the planet, with the creation of new textiles accounting for 85% of it. By taking a more circular and sustainable approach to fashion, upcycling is the way forward to reduce the industries carbon footprint.

You can buy Daines Atelier clothing from Poot on Catherine Hill, at the Frome Independent Market or online.

Daines Atelier

5 Silk Mill Studios, Merchants Barton, BA11 1PT