On 26 November, the sustainable clothing brand, Community Clothing, popped up on King Street for the Christmas period.
Community Clothing, based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has joined the popular shopping area in Manchester City Centre to flog its quality clothing until 8 December. With a range of sustainable and ethically-made everyday garments, Community Clothing provides affordable clothing for men and women whilst restoring pride in the ‘Made in Britain’ tag.
Owner Patrick Grant said: “Every garment that bears our name is made in the North-West. We work with 28 UK factories, 16 of which are within a short drive of central Manchester.
“We thought King Street was the perfect place to launch our pop-up right in the very heart of such an iconic shopping district.”
The brand was founded in 2016 to offer well-made clothes that are designed and engineered for perfect utility and manufactured in factories using the highest quality materials.
Patrick added: “We put local, ethical, sustainable and socially conscious practices at the heart of our business. Our affordable, everyday clothing allows everyone the chance to feel great about buying clothes again.”
In the pop-up store, which will be located at 58 King Street, shoppers will find everyday essentials from socks, T-shirts and sweatshirts to jeans and chinos. There’s also some heavy-duty jackets on offer and women’s jumpsuits. Community Clothing even has a few top notch knits to kick the chill in Manchester.
As well as establishing Community Clothing, Patrick has had an incredibly successful career in fashion. Over the years, he has revitalised the Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, revived luxury menswear brand E. Tautz, and launched Hammond & Co. in partnership with Debenhams, a brand which he has grown to a £27M turnover in just 6 years. He has collaborated with and consulted for many fashion brands including Christopher Kane, Christian Louboutin, The Kooples, Rag & Bone, John Lobb, Barbour and Cartier. He also won Menswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2010.
Patrick is a media commentator on sustainability and manufacturing and Mancs might recognise him from when he judged on the hit BBC2 series The Great British Sewing Bee.
King Street’s pop-up initiative comes as an opportunity for amazing brands to come to the city centre to provide a unique shopping experience in the popular district. With support of landlord, DTZ Investors, Manchester could be welcoming a host of exciting organisations who can put their stamp on the city.
Opening hours for Community Clothing’s King Street pop-up are: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm. Sunday: 11am – 5pm.