fordandguy

Sustainable clothing and homewares. Handmade in the UK

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Announcement    Welcome! I am Suzie Ford and I hand make each item in our workshop in Nottingham, England. I use fabrics made from either organic cotton, bamboo or linen. I make to order and I repurpose all of my scraps! Xx

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Last updated on Nov 18, 2020

Welcome! I am Suzie Ford and I hand make each item in our workshop in Nottingham, England. I use fabrics made from either organic cotton, bamboo or linen. I make to order and I repurpose all of my scraps! Xx

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About fordandguy

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Established in 2020 by Suzie Ford, ford & guy produce sustainable and ethical products. All of our items are handmade in the UK and are designed to last.

After completing a PhD in evolutionary biology and infectious disease at the University of Oxford, Suzie started ford & guy in 2020 with her husband to provide sustainable and ethical handmade products:

“Our main aim is to increase access to, and choice in, responsible products that last. This is not to increase overall product consumption, but to change the way that we think about the fashion industry.
As consumers, our money directs how the fashion industry functions. Consequently, we have power to make it more ethical for the people that work in it. Not only this, but we have an opportunity to reduce our impact on the environment. We can do this by choosing sustainable and biodegradable clothing whilst wearing items for longer. Another aim of our business is to set an example that this is a viable business model.”

At ford & guy, we make all of our items ourselves in our workshop in Nottingham, England. For every item that we make, we ensure that we:

-- source sustainable fabrics. This means that we use renewable materials and organic processes. Because of this, our products minimise waste and avoid pollution.
-- support high ethical standards for employees in the manufacturing process.
-- use dyes and processes that are environmentally friendly and minimise waste.
-- re-use all fabric scraps where possible. We sort them into ‘small’ and ‘tiny’ and use the small bits for small pattern pieces such as pockets and small products such as face scrubbies (make-up remover pads) and hair scrunchies. In addition to this, we use the tiny bits to fill cushions or as part of jewellery or art.
-- design clothes that are comfortable, soft and let you breathe. Moreover, we strive for timeless designs so that they are easy to wear with other items.”

You can follow us on our Instagram account at @fordandguy and find out more at fordandguy.co.uk

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  • Suzie Ford

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hey! ford&guy is run by me, Suzie and is supported by my (very patient) husband. I believe in quality clothing that is both sustainable and comfortable. We strive for timeless pieces that can be worn over and over again.

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Last updated on Nov 26, 2020
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I’m in the US and my delivery hasn’t arrived yet?

We are finding that delivery times to the US from the UK are variable as a result of the pandemic and this can depend largely on the location that you are in within the US due to customs holdings. If your item is delayed, please get in contact with me and I can submit a claim on your behalf. Best, Suzie