ONE of the UK’s leading ethical and sustainable fashion brands has opened its doors at The Valley.
Aspiga was set up with the intention of supporting talented artisans in Kenya and helping stimulate business through trade.
Along with the Evesham store, Aspiga is opening four further stores in 2021.
Two in Cornwall, one in Wilton, plus their annual pop-up store in Chelsea, London will open as the brand celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Founded by ex-charity worker and Hampshire resident Lucy Macnamara in 2006 continues to go from strength to strength.
“It all began in 2003 when I was on holiday in South Africa and was awestruck by the artistry of the delicate, hand-beaded sandals from Kenya, and the intricately adorned belts and beautiful bright jewellery,” she said.
“So, the next year I fixed a trip to Kenya and was astounded by the handwork of all the creative artisans, and decided it needed to be shared with the world.
Lucy’s commitment to sustainable and ethical fashion practises remains at the heart of Aspiga. From the production processes to the materials, fabrics, and packaging, Aspiga chooses carefully with a commitment to reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint.
Materials are sourced from natural, organic, renewable, and recycled sources wherever possible.
Over the years Aspiga has garnered many celebrity fans and eco-warrior supporters including Liz Earle, Olivia Firth and Julia Bradbury.