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 womens empowerment group in Tanzania a few years ago, I fell in love with the African culture, the people and their fabrics. My dream is to donate a percentage of my profits to the charity each year to continue to empower this group of women, and hope to continue to source fabrics from the same areas I travelled in Africa."
Family is at the heart of the business, Rebecca's husband helps out by cutting fabrics and setting up the stall at markets and events and her Mum helps out with sewing at busy times!