The Clothing Lounge Is an online retail platform and community of designers that was established out of a need to support local and newly established brands.
We exist for the love of fashion and a passion to provide customers with a curated and cutting-edge selection of independent brands that deserve to reach customers from all around the world. We are local, working global!
The Clothing Lounge aims to foster and encourage creativity and originality in fashion, to empower individuality in every possible way, in our designers and customers.
Today’s fashion scene is dominated by fast fashion and trends, evolving faster than ever before, resulting in more damage to the planet, to generate more profit.
At The Clothing Lounge, we want to be a part of the solution by creating an online space away from overly trendy fashion and unsustainable practices. However, the designers we showcase assist in building a more responsible fashion industry by; using sustainable materials, and through fine, refined craftsmanship, ensuring each piece will last a lifetime. Additionally, we ensure that a majority of the sales go back to the designers, so they can keep on innovating and developing their brand.
Our aspirations go beyond fashion. We want to participate in building a better futureas transparency and engagement are central to our platform, the brands featured on The Clothing Lounge are actively engaged with their ethical philosophy. Whether they work with local seamstresses, fight against animal cruelty, or minimise waste, they all practice sustainability in their craft to strengthen their work ethic.
When possible, we aim to work towards offsetting our carbon emissions, by working with designers who are local to us, such as Tessa Spielhofer, a British brand focused on local sourcing and manufacturing.
We pay great attention to the ways in which designers source their materials, such as jewellery brand Tiana Jewel, which uses crystals that are ethically mined and sourced in Brazil.
We also favour designers who are eco-conscious when creating their collections, such as The Ananda Tree, a women's scarf brand that only uses organic bamboo.
The Clothing Lounge is establishing its position as the go-to place to discover quality luxury products, whilst continuously supporting the movement of more ethically conscious fashion.
We have a rigorous selection process for our collaborators, and only work with designers who use sustainable practices that don’t contribute to more pollution and damage to the planet.
Poor working conditions for workers in fashion is a major problem in the industry, and so that is why we are dedicated to working with designers who give a fair wage and safe working conditions to their workers.
We try and work with brands focusing on local economy and local manufacturing as much as possible, but we also work with global brands in a way that minimises our carbon footprint. Indeed, our designers all have limited edition pieces, which means we only need items shipped once. We don’t do restocking or weekly new products arrival, and focus on fashion that lasts for a long time, as opposed to seasonal trends.
Our designers produce their collections on a small scale, and many of them are unique pieces. We focus on providing our customers with original pieces they can’t find anywhere else and that they can wear and treasure for years to come.