Northampton, England · 438 Sales


Northampton, England 438 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Beautifully handmade clothing, made in Britain. Made to be loved and worn through the seasons with a "slow fashion" mentality at its core

Hi, I'm Helen, the designer and maker behind Windram Design.
I am a self taught dressmaker and designer based in Northampton Britain. I am inspired by classic, simple French and Japanese styles and also clothing from the past.

Windram Design was born out of a desire to see clothing used and valued like it has been before in the past coming away from "fast fashion" mentality and back to a more sustainable "slow fashion. Our modern lives are fast, busy and stressful. Stripping back to a simpler lifestyle reduces stress and helps us appreciate what we have.

In medieval times clothing would be beautifully hand stitched out of hard wearing good quality natural fabrics like linen.
When the clothing had worn, it would be made into children's clothing and then into cleaning cloths and finally used as tinder for lighting fires.

Windram Design chooses to design and make only small batches of clothing.
Beautifully made, classic designs work all year round.

Every item is hand cut, sewn in my home studio in Northampton.

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  • Helen Windram

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Hi my name is Helen. I am the designer and maker behind Windram Design. I make beautifully classic and simple clothing for women. Windram Design was born to resurrect "slow fashion" mentality. Where clothing is worn/layered throughout the seasons.

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Last updated on 27 August, 2015
Hi and welcome to Windram Design. My name is Helen and I run Windram Design from my home studio.

I started Windram Design out of a love for creating new things. I believe everyone is unique and special, and so I think the clothes they wear should be unique and special also. I make each item to order with much care, Items made in my studio are designed to last and be worn for many years. I don’t copy patterns or make custom orders to particular specifications.

Coming out of my desire to create unique pieces I saw a gap in the UK market, which is dominated by mass-produced, poorly made clothing and where workers can often be underpaid and mistreated. I would love to see a shift away from the mindset of buying lots of very cheap clothes that don’t last and don’t reflect the person wearing them, towards buying less and buying better. Windram Design therefore aims to produce pieces of clothing and homeware made to last. Classic, flattering and well-made pieces to wear again and again, easily layered throughout the seasons.

I use cotton labels on all my clothing, I really dislike itchy tags and I want you to be really comfortable wearing your new items.

I also love to reuse and be as eco-friendly as possible. The sewing machines are mostly run on solar power and I will repurpose vintage fabrics wherever possible to reduce the impact on the environment. Other fabrics used are chosen because they are natural and sustainable, having less impact on the environment during processing and are ethical in production.

Please read the listings carefully as they contain important information on garment care.

Thank you again and I hope to see you again soon.

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Returns and exchanges
I really want you to be happy with your purchase and your satisfaction is important to me. If you change your mind and wish to return your item please return to me within 28 days. Please message me if you wish to return so we can discuss arrangements.

I try to show items as accurately as possible but sometimes even in natural light the photographs do not show a colour or detail as accurately as I would like. I do the very best I can to show the items for sale as accurately as possible.

On return of an item which is unworn, unwashed and in the condition it was sent in I will refund the original item cost minus the original postage cost. ***Please note buyer is responsible for return postage cost.***
I accept PayPal payment only. You can use your credit/debit card to pay through PayPal without a PayPal account. Payment is due at the time of the purchase. Unpaid orders will be cancelled after 3 days.
I ship within 3-5 working weekday days after payment is received.

I use second class signed for Royal Mail for UK orders, which usually takes 2-3 days from dispatch. For orders outside of the UK I offer a tracked and signed for service providing you with peace of mind that your order is safely on its way. I will send you your tracking details when your order is dispatched.

Europe takes around 3-5 working days to arrive and Worldwide 5-7 working days but please allow up to 6 weeks as your item may be held up in customs. This delay is completely out of my control, I am not able to hasten your packages arrival.

**International customers please note you are responsible for all customs charges**
Please check your countries policies and charges BEFORE ordering.

Please double check your address is correct before placing your order. I am not able to compensate parcels sent to the wrong address if you provided me with incorrect information. If you realise soon after please message immediately so I can address correctly.

All items are beautifully packaged and sent in heavy duty postbags.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you accept custom orders?
Sorry no I do not accept custom orders. The only circumstance I would consider is if you needed an adaption due to disability.

Do you offer wholesale?
No I do not offer wholesale, however if you purchase a large amount I may offer a discount. Please message me to discuss. This is completely at my discretion.
If any shops wish to stock a small run of limited edition pieces I may consider. Please message me to discuss.