London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 11, 2009 -- London designer, Alice Stone, this week launches âLily & Lionelâ - a bespoke line of ethically- made fashion accessories.
Her range has already caught the attention of Vogue which has described it as âsome of the prettiest artisan-produced, ethically sound designs around.â
Stone's mission was to produce one-of-a-kind pieces that were exclusive and affordable.
She comments: âUsually âbespokeâ means expensive, and âgreenâ means unsophisticated. I wanted to create unique fashion pieces that bucked both trends.â
âThe right, timeless scarf or bag can reinvent an outfit â Lily & Lionel is here to help people shine without breakingthe bank.â
Stone, 24, has travelled the globe in search of the right materials and artisans to produce her designs.
âThe products are exquisite pieces that exude craftsmanship, attention to detail and beautiful fabrics,â Stone says.
âOur ethical sourcing policies mean we only deal with reputable uppliers who maintain an excellent working environment while paying a living wage to all their staff.â
The boutique range boasts hand-stitched silk kaftans [http://www.lilyandlionel.com/shop.php?shopid=1&categoryid=5], cashmere scarves [http://www.lilyandlionel.com/shop.php?shopid=1&categoryid=6] and even the perfect little black dress. Only 30 of each design are made (each come with a certificate) so you can be sure that you have a limited edition that you won't see on anyone else.
The Lily & Lionel range is available to buy direct at www.lilyandlionel.com and also through selected boutiques across the UK.
For more information, visit www.lilyandlionel.com. To request an interview with Alice or high res images, please contact: Alice Stone, Founder Lily & Lionel Info@lilyandlionel.com +44 (0)845 680 1055 Notes to Editor:
Inspiration behind the brand Lily and Lionel were Alice's grandparents who grew-up in London's East End. Lily worked in secret as a seamstress, spending evenings sewing elaborate, sumptuous creations for her family, whilst Lionel worked supplying the leading British high street retailers after World War I.