Suzie Carley  (BA Hons Fashion Design)

~ Conscientiously Fashioned

Based in Southampton, Hampshire

We offer a niche service to the mature discerning client who cares about their world and the people in it. We acknowledge that clients usually already know what they like and prefer to opt for style and comfort rather than what's on trend and a squeezed midriff.

With a passion for ethical fashion design, we offer a service that includes bespoke, made to measure dressmaking, tailoring and of course alterations.  So if you’re looking for a wedding dress designer for your special day or a local seamstress to make those alterations to a new or vintage garment, please do get in touch.

Whether male, or female, whatever your age, height, size/shape, Conscientiously Fashioned can help with any fashion dilemma.
 

Suzie Carley - Founder

Suzie Carley (BA Hons Fashion Design) founded Conscientiously Fashioned in 2009 when, like so many of us, she couldn’t find anything to wear for a special occasion.

With a life long passion for sewing and expertise in previous roles which focussed on raising awareness about sustainable development and reducing environmental impact, it's no surprise that Suzie's creative approach takes inspiration from nature's colour palette and landscapes. This synergy results in unique textile prints, garments and accessories, for clients who love stylish clothes and prefer to make choices that don't make them feel guilty.

After collaborating with Stephen Turner, an environmental artist, on his Exbury Egg Project  (as featured on Ch.4 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces), and in the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, it became even more apparent that Conscientiously Fashioned should follow a sustainable business model. 

Working from a home/office studio, clients will find a welcoming environment to discuss commissions or come for fittings. Suzie is a regular follower of the Ethical Fashion Forum, Labour Behind the Label, the Women’s Environmental Network and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion.  Her education work continues to focus on raising awareness.

For more information, please see LinkedIn.

Designs for Stephen Turner’s year long stay on the ‘Exbury Egg’ as featured on Channel 4’s George Clark’s Amazing Spaces.  A small capsule collection featuring a transformational cape.  Using organic and fair trade cottons from the Organic Textile Company, upcycled fabrics and organic denim.

Suzie at the launch of Stephen Turner's 'Exbury Egg.'

Our Services:

The way we choose to dress each day is a personal decision, based on a variety of influencers such as the weather/season, proposed activity and mood, not just what’s on trend or fashionable. 

Services include:

We can also work with you on re-fashioning an heirloom or up-cycling projects, alterations and accessories. See the 'gallery' for more examples of Suzie's portfolio. For further information on Suzie's involvement in raising awareness, see 'Education' below.
 

If you would like to commission a bespoke garment, please see below for information on process and how to make contact.



The advantages of choosing Conscientiously Fashioned ..

Initial free consultation

You get to participate in your very own design e.g. choosing fabric, a silhouette and colour that suits you.

If you wish, agree a concept with us and add a unique quirky print to your design for that very special day.

You will work with us to perfect your design. You have the final say.

We have an established supply chain
offering a wide choice of sustainable and fair trade fabrics and we are continually discovering new suppliers through our networking.

We will make your outfit to fit you - whatever your height or shape.

There is something special about having a bespoke garment made for you. Your outfit will be unique, stylish and comfortable. We do not copy!

Design and Production

As a small business, currently, our collections at Conscientiously Fashioned are designed for women with a focus on 'across-seasons'.  It's never easy to dress for the 'season' in the UK's climate and design can play a key role in the creation of practical, cost effective garments that help to reduce environmental impact.  Our 'Landscapes and Human Interaction' collection is now sold out, see our photo shoot in the gallery.  However, we will be launching a new easy to wear, cool and silky lingerie collection for women soon!  With gorgeous prints to choose from, we will be taking inspiration from nature using vintage styles/silhouettes, we will focus on function and comfort, using feminine pattern cutting techniques that flatter all shapes and sizes.  Using quality sustainable textiles from a vetted supply chain, garments will be produced locally and made to order.  To get notification of the launch, just fill out our enquiry form below. 
 

Education

Conscientiously Fashioned has developed an education pack linked to the UK’s National Curriculum 2014. Various partners with expertise in higher education and a major international charity are being approached to work with Conscientiously Fashioned to further develop this tool as a free download to schools, colleges and youth clubs.

Research indicates that young people (especially), with an improved awareness of potential career paths in the ‘green industry’, will help to bring about a change in consumer behaviour, lifestyle choices and hence a healthier world to live in.

Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg Project was inspirational in developing the Conscientiously Fashioned Education Pack : click here for further information about the collaboration.

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