Where are Bombshell dresses made?
90% of Bombshell dresses are made right here in London. About a ten to fifteen minute drive from Bombshell HQ in Muswell Hill. This means we are there for every step of the journey and have total visibility of our supply chain.
Do you know the people that sew your dresses?
Yes, we are like one big family. The people who own our factory are of multi nationalities and it is a positive and happy place where people feel valued. We've been with them for five years now and I can say they never let us down. The quality is amazing - second to none. They always go the extra mile. The people who work in the factory have been there for a long time too and that is really important. So of course we get to know each other really well. The owners are phenomenally hard working and really we would not have been able to grow the product range how we have without there skill, advice and effort.
What about the garment industry and landfill?
It can be frustrating for people when we sell out of sizes. However, our belief is that we should not over produce.
30% of unwanted clothing goes to landfill. That can equate to 700,000 tonnes of clothing (enough to fill 459 Olympic swimming pools).
We make forever clothes and know the quality will see them worn for years to come.
What about your supply chain?
We are proud to say we take visibility of our supply chain very seriously and use reputable agencies to source cloth which has a good carbon footprint. We plan to continue to use lots of natural fibres and work with companies such as Liberty who use tana lawn cotton. We are constantly striving to build sustainability in to the brand. We were very proud of the heritage of the Lancashire mill that produces our coats. It feels good to make British.
What is a forever dress?
It's about buying a good quality garment that you love and will wear again and again. The type of quality that you know lasts. Clothes used to last for generations. Why not now?
What are your future plans?
More British manufacturing. Continuing to constantly reduce our carbon footprint across the supply chain. Ask questions, be innovative and continue to care.
Love Katya x