Our Ethos

At The Makers Boutique, the ethical sourcing of our materials, sustainability and reducing our global footprint is incredibly important to us. Off-cuts are repurposed for accessories, and we offer learning and making workshops within our local community as another string to our zero waste ethos. We encourage up-cycling, and a few of our chosen makers who sell with us at The Makers Boutique reuse a myriad of materials ranging from tyres for wallets or paddling pools for wash-bags.

We believe that there is a different, affordable way to nourish both our bodies and the planet without the need for fast fashion. We champion long-lasting garments that will be a staple of your wardrobe, and the banishment of sweat-marks!!

And this all starts here at The Makers Boutique.

Our Clothes

"Beautiful and elegant clothes do not need to preclude comfort and the body's natural movements. All of our clothes at The Makers Boutique are designed with this in mind by award-winning designer and maker, Laura Jones. Laura not only designs each garment herself, she hand makes each item to incredibly high standards in her Devon based workshop and boutique.
All clothing at The Makers Boutique is made using ethically sourced materials which drape beautifully across the body and importantly, allow the skin to breath, essential for all of our every day busy lives."

Meet Founder, Designer & Maker... Laura Jones

Laura Jones lectures in Fashion Design, Creative Pattern Cutting and Professional Development, having amassed a wealth of knowledge working across the fashion industry.

Laura began her career as a costume maker, stylist and researcher for many feature films and TV productions, including Batman Begins, Tomb Raider 2 and Peep Show. Before returning to education to study Menswear Fashion Design at the University of Westminster.

Laura has since worked as a menswear designer, pattern cutter, garment technologist and consultant for renowned fashion labels such as Nicole Farhi and Vivienne Westwood. She has also as set up and run her own fashion label, showing collections at both London and Paris fashion weeks, and with stockists in China, Japan and across the UK.

In 2015 Laura graduated with a Masters in The History and Culture of Fashion from UAL, where she focussed her study on 19th Century Jewish Tailoring and Entrepreneurship, a subject in which she is now a leading expert.

Since graduating Laura has played a fundamental role in producing a major exhibition focussing on the development of men’s high-street fashion, held at the Jewish Museum in London.

Laura continues to meld her creative and entrepreneurial skills and currently runs 2 businesses alongside her lecturing role.