Totem is the next venture of Kate Bonhôte who, after graduating from Fashion Design at Central St Martins worked as a stylist and costume designer. She then went on to co set up an internationally acclaimed and award winning London based brand and concept store/gallery Beyond the Valley, whose main focus was supporting emerging creatives and artists.
For our new collection we enter where nature reigns, leaving our urban structured environments far behind, allowing us to reset our senses and create a new manifesto for life and play. Our collaboration this season is with the illustrator Lynn Hatzius; who created a print from the findings on her neighbouring Swedish forest walks with her children. Perceptions are challenged with a light and dark contrast of the print, creatures that can look more daunting in the shadows, and yet become more likely friends in the light. Alongside our season’s prints exists a colour-block mix of gingham cottons while warm recycled wool garments in simple, unrestricted shapes, are embellished with embroidery and wooden features. The limited edition printed collection is purely made from GOTS certificated cotton, and made in Hackney, using minimalist and zero waste practices. We always know #WhoMadeYourClothes
Research has shown that spending time in nature reduces our risk of experiencing mental health problems. Children who have plenty of access to nature not only ignites their imagination but helps safeguard their well being. Especially for children in inner cities, our green spaces are safe havens and essential.
In this era of fast fashion and profits over people the Eco aspect of Totem is not just a marketing tool but a way of life. A simple decision made by any parent.
Nearly entirely organic; an exception will only be made if a fabric is unique and durable with a low carbon footprint. Even trims and accessories will be Eco where possible. All fabrics are OEKO-TEX approved, textiles free from harmful substances.
Currently we are producing everything in the UK to keep it local as well as enjoy the high working standards that we are lucky to have here in Europe.
Tried and tested on happy children.
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