Wednesday, 24 April 2019

4 Strap Dresses - To Love

Emily - Strap Dress

In full swing of spring time, here are a few of our top picks that we feel can fit any special dress code. All because of its functionality, allowing us to wear it from work to parties.

The slip dress enjoyed a major come back last summer, and this 90s staple isn’t going anywhere. Wear it in the day to a wedding or event or even use as a layering piece and pair with graphic tees, funnel neck tops and oversize jackets, just like Cher and Dionne.

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Style - Back By Popular Demand

In search of a wardrobe staple that requires no thought in the morning and provides endless possibility, look no further than to our Ines skirt, now available in navy as well as green, grey, orange & red. Reigned  highly in the past seasons, pencil skirts and tailored trousers, this spring-summer is all about midi, bias cut silhouettes

Just add sandals for the day or boots for after-dark, with a slick of red lipstick to elevate these designs into your new season wardrobe. Pair with a jersey tees, Riene cotton top, or a chiffon frill top for ultra style perfect for spring-summer.

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Fashion Revolution Week

We at Madia & Matilda, are making change working towards
zero waste sustainable clothing cutting down our carbon impact and
working with Fashion Revolution, London Organic, Kindred and other designers to make 
a difference to the way we shop.

Fashion Revolution started, people from all over the world have
used their voice and their power that things must change. And we agree it time to change now, That’s why Madia & Matilda work from our own studio, where we work with awesome people from all over the world. Meet the people who make your clothes, 

The industry is starting to change and more brands are being open about where their clothes are made.We shall be discussing the people behind the clothes we wear.  

Crafty Ladies - Upcycling Workshop run by Madia & Matilda

With Madia & Matilda, you can be sure about the provenance of your garments – we know all our makers personally, in a good working environment, unlike other areas where workers are forced to work long hours in unsafe working conditions.

We campaign for a fashion industry that conserves and restores our environment and gives people, especially women, a voice. An industry where dignity in work is the standard and not an exception. On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history.

Independent ethical brands from around the UK came together once again at London’s Kindred on Friday 26th April for London Organic's thought-provoking talks on what it means for you, or your business, to be ‘sustainable’ and ‘ethical’ while taking in short presentations from experts across the fashion sector.

In addition to talks and Q&A with a riveting mix of industry leaders and influences, Madia & Matilda showcased our collection in Catwalk show and there was also an opportunity to buy from those leading in the sustainable fashion and beauty fields!

Here at Madia & Matilda, We consider each detail of the journey of our clothing, from the fabrics we use, to how we design, make and deliver our garments and its wash care process beyond in its life cycle. Our ongoing relationships with production partners and other hand crafters. All carefully considered, we find it important to ensure that the up-most kindness and respect is shown to the people and partners we work with. In fact, we’ve been working alongside the same few partners and makers for for around six years now, and since then we’ve grown our businesses and skills together.

As proud supporters of zero waste, slow fashion, our clothes are made to last, to be loved, and to be worn again and again. With this in mind we design for long term trends and instead, create timeless, contemporary pieces that our customers will love, with the greater aim of cutting down our environmental carbon impact. To find out more sign up to our newsletters

Clothes worth wearing are worth repairing

When we wear our favourite items time and again, they are bound to show signs of wear and tear. But alteration to the zip or fixing a missing button, hem or torn sleeve can prolong the lifecycle of your garment and if it is a good outfit, why throw it away? It’s so easy to repair them with a patch, stitch or by darning. Be proud of the clothes you love! Check out our Alterations & price list and blog post on care for your clothing

If you aren’t able to repair the clothing you no longer want, why not get creative? Try upcycling your old clothing to make it into something new. We've held workshops and upcycling classes over the years with a little elbow grease you create something new from your old garments.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook & Instagram Stories! @madiamatilda @madiamatilda_insider for further information on new classes

Books to read on Sustainability and Upcycled fashion

- Make sure you pick up a copy of Fashion Revolution’s book, Loved Clothes Last.

- A copy our our piece published in Clothing Cultures Jounal by Intellect Ltd

- Also check out Fashion Revolution’s Loved Clothes Last film – a thought-provoking, three minute short film directed by Balthazar Klarwein.

- To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? Book by Lucy Siegle

- Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Book by Elizabeth L. Cline

- Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Book by Kate Fletcher

- The Sustainable Fashion Handbook Book by Sandy Black

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Committed to Concious Fashion - #ZeroWaste #FashionRevolutionWeek

In today's fashion industry; each season new clothing lines are brought out so quickly; building up to an 'An estimated £140 million worth (350,000 tonnes) of clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year. Extending the average life of clothes by just 3 months would lead to a 5-10% reduction in the carbon, water and waste footprints.'

We are working with London Organic and Kindred with Cocktails & Conversation for a Fashion Show & Networking Party. This spectacular event aims to bring together people who make the fashion industry work to support Fashion Revolution Week join us from 7pm to 11pm for a catwalk event. 

Kindred, Kindred, Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street, London, UK


Is to highlight sustainable, ethically made fashion that is honestly priced with qualitity in mind over quantity. 

The show will highlight the creativity and flair of London based designers who make clothes in an ethical and sustainable way. Our stunning and diverse models will be made up from organic and fair trade beauty products.
After the show you will be able to network and enjoy drinks and a DJ till 11.30pm.
There will be press and photographers in attendance so please do dress to impress.
Arrival and welcome drink from 7-8pm
1st Fashion Show 8pm
2nd show 9pm
After party and DJ with live fashion shoot 9.30pm until closing
We have a limited amount of tickets available to Kindred Members which you can purchase on our website (you Must be a member). If you require further tickets or if you're a non-member, please purchase a ticket on Eventbrite here

Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long. Fashion Revolution week (22nd - 28th April 2019) and the #whomademyclothes campaign falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. That is the day Fashion Revolution was born. During this week, brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #Wemadeyourclothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

6 Styles to Wear to a Wedding

Be the best dressed guest on the guest list in a photo-worthy maxi, midi or floral dress that's ready for catching the bouquet. Discover our range of dresses and skirts from us hand crafted from the finest materials

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Style Spotlight - Linen

If lightweight 
linen doesn't already feature in your warm-weather wardrobe, it's time to embrace its airy charms. An easy-to-wear staple with a little touch of luxury, a linen top works from the office to weekend brunch, season after season. Our chic and simple collection is a cut above the rest...

This season our carefully curated selection of contemporary and timeless 

pieces are perfectly paired 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda