Hello, I am Alison, founder of Livy & Tom. Like a lot of small businesses, my journey started making a few sweatshirts on my kitchen table. for friends and family. The requests soon exceeded what I (and my table) could manage!
As my business started to grow I needed to upscale. All of my clothing is now screen printed by hand, in Derby.
With a background in marketing and purchasing, I am ideally placed to build my brand and it is great to be able to apply these skills to a business that is fulfilling for myself and as a legacy for my family.
Livy & Tom is based on family and ethical practices. I don't produce fast, seasonal fashion. I spend time ensuring that my pieces fit perfectly, are timeless and made to last. I couldn't make and sell anything that I would't want to wear myself.
The designs are printed on GOTS cotton and recycled materials from a sustainable and audited supply chain.
I have built strong relationships with local suppliers for printing and label application. These partnerships are crucial to the success of Livy & Tom.
Having switched my printed designs over to environmentally friendly, water based inks, I am now reviewing all of my processes to eliminate waste.
I can't wait to see where my journey takes me.