People Profile: 69b Boutique + Merryn Leslie
In People Profile, we feature the inspirational individuals in our sphere. This time round: 69b Boutique.
69b Boutique is a womenswear store based in the heart of Hackney, East London, on Broadway Market. It stocks a contemporary edit of established and up and coming, UK and international brands—including us!—all of which are engaging in sustainable practices and philosophy. Founded by Merryn Leslie, an experienced stylist who has worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, its dedication to ethical fashion is a true inspiration to us. The world needs more stores like 69b Boutique, ones that are actively encouraging the shift towards a modern fashion culture that supports and is considerate of both humankind and nature. As she puts it, “It’s more about a creative intelligence on how to approach sustainability…it was this idea of transparency and actually being able to engage with people and people engaging with the fashion they wear.”
Some of our favourite brands from their SS15 edit.
1. Nallik: beautiful raw stones that are organic, handmade and ethically sourced, designed to have unique healing and balancing physical effects on its wearer.
2. Beaumont Organic: Ready to wear everyday pieces for the modern women. Contemporary clothes made responsibly from luxury and ethical fabrics.
3. Marimekko: A Finnish design institution known for its playful and iconic prints.
You can find pieces from our SS15 collection at 69b Boutique, 69b Broadway Market, London E84PH.