About Us

Slow Fashion Brand Upcycling Vintage Textiles into Clothing. Based in Frome, Somerset.

Daines Atelier creates handmade clothing from vintage textiles. Their upcycled fashion are known to be one-off and on the rare occasion a limited run dependent on fabric availability. 

The joy of working with Vintage and Remnant Materials is that there is always a story to be told. The fabrics hold memories of a past life being hand-selected by another or previously cut into a gown for an occasion. The imperfections within the materials hold more than we’ll ever know.

Founded by Evie Daines, the journey began from her childhood love for antiques shops and vintage clothing.  She was particularly a fan of the 1980’s new romanticism movement, which was influenced by 70s glam rock, 1930s cabaret, Charles III and the French Incroyables.

Collecting a range of vintage fabrics, typically remnants and small off-cuts, led to exploring new ways of working with materials which still had a second lease of life. Previously trained at The University for the Creative Arts studying tailoring and couture sewing. Evie was able to adapt these skills in a more contemporary and sustainable manner.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter on the planet, with the creation of new textiles accounting for 85% of it. By taking a more circular and sustainable approach to fashion, upcycling is the way forward to reduce the industries carbon footprint.

Where to find us.

DAINES Atelier is stocked in Poot emporium.

Poot is a treasure trove up the renown Catherine Hill. Home to ‘Sow’s Ear Couture’, ‘Collect me’ and ‘Hearts and Guns.’ It is the place to be when searching for Ethical Fashion Designer clothing that is one-of-a-kind.

You can find on the first Sunday of every month at The Frome Independent , an Artisan Marker in Somerset, where we have a selection of our ready-to-wear items. Discover our suitcase pitch.

The studio is situated within The Silk Mill, An Artists Project Space.

5 Silk Mill Studios

Merchants Barton

Frome, Somerset

BA11 1PT

We’re currently expanding our stockists. If you pride yourself as an Independent Retailer working with small brands who are focused on sustainability… count us in.