Bukky Baldwin is a Manchester-based fashion label, flipping the script on the ethics of the fashion industry.
We are a small team based at The Yard in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. We are passionate about our local community and our aim to make a real impact on the lives of those around us. Find out more on our staff profiles here.
We make conscious decisions to make sure that our sources are ethical and come from local sources. This means that every item of clothing is made using 100% recycled polyester and likewise all packing material is either recycled or fully recyclable. We care about our planet and will always make as little impact on the environment as possible.
We’ve spent a lot of time researching our materials to make sure that we do not have compromise on the quality in order to buy sustainably. All our products are made to measure, meaning there is no chance any of them will end up in landfill. We are also conscious about waste material, considering this in our patterns and creating designs that utilise excess material.
Whilst we are working towards providing employment opportunities for the marginalised, we currently run workshops alongside our collection. We run workshops through collaborations with charities and galleries to help equip marginalised groups.
Our goal is to always provide opportunities for these groups, whether through skill learning or employment opportunities. Currently, we are working closely with the Turnpike in Wigan to begin workshops from September, you can find out more about the Turnpike here.
Whilst our founder Ibukun and Clara our seamstress, currently work together to make your orders at Bukky Baldwin. As soon as we are able to, we plan to employ refugees and other groups to work in various aspects of the business including garment making. Our vision at Bukky Baldwin is an ambitious one and this is going to take some time, but we believe in our vision to provide fair opportunities to the marginalised and other disadvantaged.