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Introducing Cotton Love, our debut collection of refined, elevated staples for men and women. Designed and made in the UK. Read more

Newcastle, UK Fashion
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Introducing Cotton Love, our debut collection of refined, elevated staples for men and women. Designed and made in the UK.

Newcastle, UK Fashion
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About this project

Run by duo Nigel and Ruth, Cotton Love is an independent fashion studio based in the UK. Our objective, is to establish Cotton Love as a label which offers functional, easy to wear clothing with a refinement of detailing, honesty of construction and distinguished identity. The Cotton Love style is about clean lines, confident proportions and considered detailing. A sensibility inspired by 90s minimalism, eastern silhouettes and antique workwear.

Our aesthetic draws on multidisciplinary creativity and is built around our educational and professional experiences working within the fashion and media industry. We want to provide your ‘always’ jacket or ‘eternal’ trousers, reliable, well made garments, which offer an inconspicuous base to your everyday wear.

How to Order

Simply select one of the backer gift levels. You'll be taken to an account page where you can sign in using a current account, or create a new account for yourself. When the campaign is completed on 06 December, we’ll get in touch with you to find out your chosen item(s) and size. Shipping is included in the backer gift price for UK Customers; for orders outside the UK, please add £18 to your backer amount. Clothing will ship in February 2014.

Sizes

Click here to see our size guide and all related measurements. Make sure to check our provided guide to ensure your best fit. If upon receipt you are not happy with the fit you are welcome to exchange it for another size. If we don't have the same item available in your size we will work with you to get you a comparable item.

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Visit cottonlove.co to see more images and information on our collection. 

W.01 / Soft Black Cotton / £130 / Pledge to pre-order now
Collarless Horizontal Pocket Jacket. More info.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L / View size guide

W.02 / Optic White Cotton / £95 / Pledge to pre-order now
W.02 / Athletic Grey Cotton Linen Mix / £130 / Pledge to pre-order now
Horizontal Pocket Mid Length Shirt / More info.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L / View size guide

W.03 / Black or White / £80 / Pledge to pre-order now
Dropped Hem Box Top with Front Pocket / More info.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L / View size guide

W.04 / Black Cotton Twill / £95 / Pledge to pre-order now
W.04 / Grey Wool Flannel / £130 / Pledge to pre-order now
Tapered Fit Tailored Trouser / More info.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L / View size guide

W.05 / Navy / £80 / Pledge to pre-order now
Slim Fit Cigarette Trouser / More info.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L / View size guide

M.01 / Navy / £95 /Pledge to pre-order now
Cotton Twill Lightweight Jacket / More info.
Sizes: S, M, L / View size guide

M.02 / White Cotton / £80 / Pledge to pre-order now
M.02 / Athletic Grey Cotton Linen Mix / £130 / Pledge to pre-order now
Collarless Overhead Shirt / More info.
Size: S, M, L / View size guide

M.03 / Navy / £80 / Pledge to pre-order now
4 Pocket Slim Fit Chino / More info.
Sizes: S, M, L / View size guide

M.04 / Black Cotton / £95 / Pledge to pre-order now
M.04 / Charcoal Wool + Cashmere / £130 / Pledge to pre-order now
Relaxed Fit Pleated Trouser / More info.
Sizes: S, M, L / View size guide

How to Order

Simply select one of the backer gift levels. You'll be taken to an account page where you can sign in using a current account, or create a new account for yourself. When the campaign is completed on 06 December, we’ll get in touch with you to find out your chosen item(s) and size. Shipping is included in the backer gift price for UK Customers; for orders outside the UK, please add £18 to your backer amount. Clothing will ship in February 2014.

Sizes

Click here to see our size guide and all related measurements. Make sure to check our provided guide to ensure your best fit. If upon receipt you are not happy with the fit you are welcome to exchange it for another size. If we don't have the same item available in your size we will work with you to get you a comparable item.

See much more

Visit cottonlove.co to see more images and information on our collection.

A quiet introduction into the Cotton Love look and design ethos, our launch offering/ collection comprises of 5 womenswear and 4 menswear designs in a select variation of colourways. 

For men, a versatile 8oz cotton twill over-shirt which doubles as a jacket, a modern fit collarless overhead shirt, an everyday four pocket cotton twill chino and pleated front relaxed fit trouser.

For women, a modern lightweight collarless jacket, a horizontal pocket mid-length shirt, a pocket front layered top with dropped hem, a tapered tailored trouser and a classic slim fit cigarette trouser.

We mirrored the refinement of our overall aesthetic with the refinement of construction and the finishing of each garment. 

We wanted to ensure that the interior finishings of the pieces are as beautiful as the exterior. So we worked hard developing and experimenting with cutting techniques to ensure this. Be it using a continuous pattern piece to form an internal pocket, or clever layering of the fabric so it appears completely seamless. Finishes are as neat as they are robust.

We echoed this with our fabrics too, using them as a subtle tool for detailing. Special cutting and layering of fabrics to create blocking and opaque notes offers a different dynamic.

All fabrics are considered and fit for purpose and are sourced from quality suppliers and mills from across the UK and Europe.

Limited edition tote bag. Black premium 100% cotton,
hand Screen Printed Cotton Love TT marque.

A small independent, Cotton Love is run by founder Nigel and Creative Director Ruth. An amalgamation of our professional experiences, the brand draws upon our professional history working in editorial, retail, design and ecommerce for international and niche middle market fashion brands and publications within London, Scandinavia and Europe.

We worked with friend and technical pattern cutter who has worked for the likes of Nigel Cabourn, Liberty of London and other large fashion brands.

We’ve invested heavily in the development process of the project to get our designs finalised and ready for full production.

We’ve worked hard meeting with suppliers and manufacturers to build close working relationships, ensuring they have a shared passion for quality and can execute our vision perfectly.

With those relationships now established, we have beautiful press ready samples made by our East London manufacturer. Tried, tested and confident with our designs our manufacturer is ready and waiting to go into full production. 

As a small independent wanting to offer a high quality garment and maintain manufacturing within the UK, minimum order quantities must be placed with both production quantities and in sourcing fabrics and finishing’s. 

If we hit our fundraising goal, your money will go entirely into the production and manufacturing of our designs and ensure we can produce a high quality product, maintain manufacturing in the UK and go on to release more designs.

 

Risks and challenges

We’ve done the hard work perfecting our designs, establishing our manufacturer and supply chain relationships and have to date completed the following:

Pattern development
Pattern grading
Fabric suppliers confirmed
UK manufacturer confirmed – (London based manufacturer, other clients include cutting edge designers J W Anderson, Christopher Raeburn and Preen)
Final samples received
Brand Label Supplier confirmed
Packaging in place
Courier contract in place (ships anywhere in the world)

We are confident in both our product and manufacturers quality and reliability, however are realistic to the potential of risks of delay in the process. We will endeavour to avoid any delays, but, should any arise we will communicate with you, our backers, openly and honestly.

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  • Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform which enables small start-ups to get ideas, products or projects off the ground.

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  • In our case, a pledge is simply a way of pre-ordering. As a backer, 100% of the money pledged goes into the manufacturing of your chosen garment(s).

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  • You can view our introductory collection via our KickStarter page, or on our showcase website. If you see something you’d like, simply choose your item(s) from the reward list down the right hand side of the Kickstarter page.
    Funds will only be deducted from your account if our project is successful in reaching its funding goal.

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  • Example: Ordering M.01 (£95) + M.03 (£80). Total amount = £175.00. Simply enter this amount into the box, which appears after selecting a reward or green 'Back this project' button. You don’t need to tell us which items you’ve selected, as we’ll be getting in touch after the project has ended.

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  • Our project ends on December 6th, and if successful, we then get in touch to find out your chosen size, and colour. We’ll then keep you updated along the manufacturing process and dispatch your order as soon as it’s produced.

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  • UK postage is included in the price; international buyers need to add £18 to the total amount.

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  • Kickstarter works on a 'all or nothing' basis. If the target goal isn't reached within the designated time, then no money changes hands, and your credit/debit card won't be charged.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    £18 reward

    4 backers

    LIMITED EDITION TOTE BAG.
    100% premium dyed cotton, hand screen printed Cotton Love TT marque.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £80 reward

    4 backers

    Choose one of the following items:
    M.02 White / M.03 Navy / W.03 White / W.03 Black / W.05 Navy. 30% off retail price.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £95 reward

    10 backers

    Choose one of the following items:
    M.01 Navy / M.04 Black / W.02 White / W.04 Black. 30% off retail price.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £130 reward

    5 backers

    Choose one of the following items:
    M.02 Grey / M.04 Charcoal / W.01 Black / W.02 Grey / W.04 Grey. 30% off retail price.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £550 reward

    2 backers

    FULL MENSWEAR COLLECTION: an extra 10% off retail price (40% in total), plus free limited edition tote bag.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £740 reward

    0 backers

    FULL WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION: an extra 10% off retail price (40% in total), plus free limited edition tote bag.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (28 days)