Each collection focuses on beautifully considered dresses and separates in art-inspired prints and bespoke embroidery designs that celebrate women at their most joyful and free-spirited. The timeless bird motif representing freedom and hope features as a signature thread through each seasons print story. Clothes that make an ambient sartorial statement and are designed for women with strong personal style and a keen interest in the art and power of self-expression.
Our fascination doesn’t lie in following trends, but rather in creating beautiful clothing that really connects with women. Our pieces are passionately designed around our interest in art, story telling and the soul; and will work season after season, styled with things you already love and own. Clothing to be kept, loved, cherished and enjoyed like old friends and inherited jewellery. We are trying to achieve the exact opposite of fast fashion.
OUR ETHICAL POLICY
We use high-quality natural fabrics and our style-focused ‘wardrobe treasures’ are designed to be worn for years. We produce limited runs to minimise waste and work with a small, second generation family run factory in Mumbai that prioritises the fair pay and treatment of workers in a safe working environment.
We use digital printing methods because this reduces water waste as the fabric doesn’t need as many wash/rinse cycles and there are no screens or colorant baths that require cleaning.
Forthcoming collections will include some dresses designed in collaboration with artists in Jaipur using sustainable fabrics as part of our goal to bring T&H in harmony with the planet.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Lisa Ispani and Zoe Stevenson met 10 years ago, when they were introduced by Lisa's husband, entrepreneur Patrick Clayton-Malone. At that time Lisa (who had trained in law but abandoned it for the infinitely more alluring world of fashion) was a PR, and Zoe (who studied fine art at Chelsea Art College and St Martins) was a stylist and costume designer. They became instant friends, but continued to work independently on various projects. Lisa worked for years with Versace among other luxe clients and also helped launch new designers and brands. In 2006, she become freelance and worked with her husband’s award-winning restaurant group (now Spiritland) and launched his product design studio.
Zoe began her career working with Parisienne hipster and super-stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington. She went onto style several seasons for award-winning British designer Russell Sage and after meeting Kelly Osbourne became personal stylist for the Osbourne family. Accepting an offer to work on the iconic Absolutely Fabulous TV show saw a shift from stylist to costume designer and Zoe went on to build an impressive list of commercial clients including Audi, Kellogs and X Box. Zoe’s former projects include styling for international events MTV European Music Awards, Laureaus World Sports Awards and was she was the head designer and stylist for the 2012 Olympics.