Behind the Scenes

What makes Assemble ethical and sustainable?

What makes Assemble ethical and sustainable?

You may have noticed that we like to think of Assemble as an ethical and sustainable brand... but maybe you're wondering why? So here's the thing: I (Assemble's founder, Louise!) don't believe in fast fashion. I hate the idea of sweatshop labour, it's cruel and should be unnecessary. I also don't like the idea of buying a whole wardrobe's worth of clothes for very little money, wearing them for a short while and then replacing them with more of the same, either because they were poor quality and didn't hold up to wearing or because trends have moved on.  So...

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Where do our Collection names come from?

  I read that in 1956 there were more than 56 separate cinema's in Dublin!! Part of me thinks this statistic may be ever so slightly convenient given the matching of the year and the number but it's certainly true that Dublin had a LOT of cinemas. Now while I wasn't around back in the 50's, I did grow up going to local cinemas... and it has been sad to watch a lot of them close down and/or be replaced by chains as I've grown up. When it came time to think of a name for our first collection, my...

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Round Up of Online Coverage Vol.I

Round Up of Online Coverage Vol.I

We had some great coverage of our launch so I thought I'd do a little round up here, both incase you missed any of it, and also to preserve it for posterity! Click on each picture to link through the pieces: Vintro Corner Dublin Live Purpose Hub Intallaght Rosemary Mac Cabe  

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Launching the Adelphi Collection

Launching the Adelphi Collection

Have you seen our new Adelphi collection? It's a small collection of ethically and sustainably made ladies-wear featuring two variations of a sleeveless shift dress, two variations of a kimono sleeve t-shirt, along with a mini skirt and a flared waistcoat... you can check them all out in the shop, here! Rather than just slip the collection quietly online, we decided to have a launch event. As a tactile person I always feel there's a benefit to being able to see/feel products in real life so we wanted to give people the opportunity to do just that, while also celebrate the actual...

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