Buttons Attic clothing is designed and handmade by Rebecca in her attic studio in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
“I have loved designing and making clothes for as long as I can remember. My Grandma and Mum always sewed and made their own clothes and they inspired me to pursue a career in Fashion. I graduated with a first class honours degree in Fashion Design, but after several years working in the fashion industry for top High Street brands, I fell out of love with fast fashion and left to become a Fashion & Textiles teacher. I started making bespoke children's clothing after my niece was born in 2012. My family loved the unique designs and were delighted to have special items that nobody else owned!
After volunteering with a women’s empowerment group in Tanzania a few years ago, I fell in love with the African culture, the people and their fabrics and I came home with ideas (and a lot of fabric!!) to start making a capsule collection using African Prints.
Gender equality is the cornerstone of any society, especially in the
African context. Having volunteered on The Girl Impact project in Moshi, Tanzania,
I experienced the positive impact of investing in programs and projects
that seek to address the challenges that African women and girls face every day.
5% of each sale from my African Print collection will be donated to African Impact to support Gender Equality for women and girls in Africa.
Please feel free to share my story with friends and family who you think might like my clothing range and the ethos behind my brand and business.