SuzieLondonUK

Pieces of joy ✨

London, England · 230 Sales

SuzieLondonUK

Pieces of joy ✨

London, England 230 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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About

Pieces of joy, designed and made in the UK

Suzie London is a clothing, accessories and homeware label based in North London creating ‘pieces of joy’. Founded by Dutch-Australian designer Suzie Kemner, the pieces channel Suzie’s love for 50s, 60s and 70s style with a modern edge.

Suzie was born in a small village called Middelharnis on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee in the province of South Holland. The third of four children to parents Maaike and Jan, Suzie often wore hand-me-downs, but loved it when her mother would make special outfits just for her! She has fond memories of watching her mother cut out paper sewing patterns and pin them to fabric with brightly coloured glass-headed pins.

The family moved to the other side of the world, to Perth, in Western Australia when Suzie was nine years old. Growing up as a teenager in Australia, Suzie’s favourite past-time became trawling charity shops, searching for unique vintage finds. Drawn to the bright colours and patterns of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, it was often disappointing to find dresses and tops made from unbreathable fabrics made from polyester, not ideal for the hot and sweaty Aussie Summers! If only someone would make them from natural fabrics like cotton and silk...

A gifted artist, Suzie studied Graphic Design and Multimedia at The Western Australian School of Art and Design (now called the 'Central Institute of Technology', how times have changed!) and graduated in 1999.

In 2000 Suzie moved to London "for a year” and fell in love with the city. She studied an introductory course in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (now part of the University of the Arts London) and later Professional Sewing Techniques at the London College of Fashion, all the while working as a freelance graphic designer under her business DesignOmatic Ltd.

A million short courses in pattern cutting, textile design and shoe making followed, including screen printing, block printing, digital printing and draping on the stand, and slowly the idea for Suzie London began to emerge. Suzie began creating designs and patterns inspired by 50s, 60s and 70s designs, digitally printing onto natural fabrics including 100% silk and 100% cotton, to create beautiful pieces of joy.

Having lived nearly 15 years in London, Suzie considers herself a true Londoner, and champions local British manufacturing. All her products are designed in her North London studio, and are either printed by herself, or in the UK in small quantities by a local British supplier.

Suzie sources natural fabrics such as 100% Organic Cotton Jersey and 100% Silk Crepe de Chine (her favourite fabric!), as well as sustainable Organic Cotton & Tencel mixes (made from wood pulp) for printing her designs onto, using environmentally friendly water-based inks.

Nothing makes Suzie happier than designing and making things, and she makes all the dresses, shoes and jewellery herself, in her North London studio.

The tote bags are ethically produced by Westford Mill and the vests and t-shirts are all ethically produced by the FairWear Foundation, who ensure each item is manufactured morally and under just conditions. For more information, please visit: http://www.fairwear.org

Suzie London clothing, accessories and homeware are currently sold online on Etsy and will soon be spreading joy at local London designer-maker markets!

Shop members

  • Suzie Kemner

    Owner

    Dutch / Australian designer based in London. Owner of Suzie London, wearable pieces of joy! Designed and made in the UK.

Production partners

  • Awesome Merchandise

    Leeds, England

    Awesome Merchandise create custom merchandise, including t-shirts, tote bags and iPhone cases, all in-house in their 16,000 sq/ft factory in the city centre of Leeds. They are proud to be a Living Wage accredited company.

  • Fabric Printer & Manufacturer

    London, England

    All my fabrics are digitally printed in London, England, UK, using environmentally friendly water-based inks. I choose natural fabrics wherever possible, such as cottons, linens and silks.

  • Eco Merch

    Birmingham, England

    Eco Merch is a small, environmentally friendly printing service, specialising in 100% waterbased manual screenprinting on organic and other sustainable garments and tote bags.

  • Lacuna Press

    Cheltenham, England

    Lacuna Press is a short run digital textile printing service, based in Cheltenham, England. They do a wonderful job digitally printing my original designs onto beautiful cotton, linen and silk fabrics, using eco-friendly water-based inks.

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 April, 2016
Welcome to Suzie London, pieces of joy! Clothing, accessories and homeware channeling 50s, 60s & 70s style with a fresh, modern edge. Proudly designed and made in the UK.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
If your Suzie London piece doesn't bring you joy, you are welcome to return it for a refund or replacement. It would be really helpful if you could give me the reason for returning the item, so I can improve my products. Returning items is at your own postage cost, except when the item is faulty.
Payment
I accept Visa, Master Card, Discovery Card, American Express and Etsy Gift Card payments, all of which are made via the Etsy shopping cart. Items will be shipped once confirmation of payment has been made.
Shipping
In-stock items will be dispatched within 1-3 days, once payment has been made. Made-to-order items will be dispatched within 2-3 weeks. If you require your item urgently let me know and I'll see what I can do! In the unlikely circumstances I can't dispatch your item I will contact you immediately and notify you of my reasoning. Please look out for any shop announcements, or auto replies via Etsy Conversation to see whether my shop is temporarily closed.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm happy to take custom orders and commissions for fabric designs and products, so please get in touch!

More information

Last updated on 06 Apr, 2016
Seller details
Suzie London
Studio 112B, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre
THE BROADWAY, London N8 8NH
United Kingdom