Designer/makers Kally and Linda of Queenie and Ted, upcycle good quality pre-loved garments which they sell from their shop in London's historic Columbia Rd.
Taken from their press release "Although the artists themselves seldom ever run for the bus they have created some quirky motifs depicting synchronised swimmers and leaping gymnasts to embellish one-off skirts, dresses and jackets, as a nod to the forthcoming hoopla"
Gymnast jackets £85
The two fine artists have a passion for sustainable fashion, and use old curtains, tablecloths and finds from the airing cupboard to embellish and breath life into vintage and nearly new fashion. Old buttons, trimmings and embroidered details add texture and colour.
Synchronised Swimmers Dress £48
All pieces are unique and are made with care and a sense of fun! Their customers range from teenagers to those in their 9th decade and the clothes appeal to creative individuals who are tired of the bland, throw-away fashion of the high street.
Diver skirts £38
Birds and Butterflies
Customised Flower and Skull Dress
Queenie and Ted's full range of unique upcycled pre-loved clothes can be found upstairs at Columbia Rd Flower Market, 144 Columbia Rd, London, E2, you can visit every Sunday between 9am - 3:30pm, or by appointment at other times. With additional stockists found in Liverpool, Ireland and as far as Japan, and an online store found here.
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