A simple, better life
We know our garments are only as beautiful as the fabrics we create them from which is why we use only the finest linen and the coolest cotton to make the best clothes we can, not the most.
We believe in simplicity and making the most out of fewer, high-quality materials. We take these raw materials and weave and knit them into the softest knitwear and woven fabrics to deliver you an elegant and sustainable capsule which add a lightness to your life.
The devil's in the detail
Every inch of our garments is created with you in mind, from conception to final production. Every fastening, button, thread, and zip has been handpicked to produce a perfectly finished garment that will look flawless in every situation.
“Linen is for the tailor what the marble is for the sculptor: a noble material”
Linen is central to our collections. Woven in Italy, it has a light yet durable touch that looks equally as good crisp and ironed as it does roughed up and sexily wrinkled. We use linen in our shirts and shorts and linen-knit tees, for garments that are stylish, breathable and feel lighter than air. Strong, lightweight and undeniably summery, linen is the king of the fabrics in the heat.
We exclusively use Pima cotton for our t-shirts with natural breathability, ensuring longevity, softness and super colour fastness. We have selected only the finest quality Pima cotton, sourced in Peru and woven in Europe, which then, quite simply, makes the very best tees for you. Pure Pima cotton creates the softest tees that feel as light as air on your skin.
Our Portuguese adventures
We enjoy regular trips to Portugal armed with our designs, enthusiasm, and ideas to develop these with our artisan producers. They create an initial prototype and oversee a sampling process for each new creation – a process that can take anything from three months to a year. We are very particular about the finer detail and quality of the finish, only signing off a final sample for production when we are confident our design has been interpreted faultlessly in their hands.
With regular trips and plenty of team practice, we have a passion, not just for creating elegant clothes and capsules but also for Port, pastel de nata and peixe grelhado!
The Italian job
Most of our fabrics are beautiful and expertly woven by our friends in Italy, Tessuti di Sondrio, who were established back in the 1800s, and so well practised in creating beautiful fabrics for Life by the Blonde.
Tessuti di Sondrio and Life by the Blonde have something in common - we know that details make you distinctive, what makes a product impeccable, details in fabrics, finishes, colours, and textures. They focus on choosing only the very best raw material to ensure they create the most prestigious yarns for us.
It’s not only their attention to detail we love. Their ongoing research ensures they are finding ways to constantly reduce the use of natural resources to preserve the land that makes Tessuti di Sondrio fabrics unique in the world, and this is one of the many reasons we love to work with them.
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