We are Tråd Collective. A sustainable clothing and lifestyle shop with everything from pre-loved to upcycled to responsibly and ethically made items.
We operate primarily in-store with plans to launch online to make it easy for our customers to shop in the way they want to, where they want to.
In our shop in Headingley, Leeds we have our own in-house studio. Not only do we make our own garments there, for our brand Wanner Label, but we also offer tailoring services for our customers. Anything from mendings to alterations to made-to-order garments. We've got you covered!
How it all started:
Tråd Collective was born from he idea of creating a platform where people could easily shop sustainably in Leeds. The idea came from the owners Jo and James, who after making a New Years resolution to only shop sustainably, realized how difficult that was to do in Leeds. There was very few options for sustainable fashion that wasn't second-hand and most of the second-hand shops it was hard to find what you were looking for without spending hours going through piles of clothes. They also realized how much research it goes into finding out if brands are actually sustainable or not.
Jo and James quickly saw that there was a lack of sustainable clothing shops in Leeds that actually made it easy for the customer to shop sustainably, and so they decided to do something about it.
They started out by selling Jo's own upcycled clothing brand Wanner Label and curated second-hand clothes in markets around Leeds. There they started building connections with other small local brands as well as learn about what it actually is that the customer wants and needs.
After a lot of careful consideration they decided to open up a shop in Headingley, combining all the different aspects of sustainability.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
These are words we live by. Words that simplifies sustainability and makes it easy to apply it to everyday life.
Reduce - We offer mendings and alteration in our studio so that our customers can use their clothes for longer and consume less.
Reuse - We have a large selection of high-quality, curated pre-loved clothes. There are so many used items out there that are still in great condition and have a long life left to live.
Recycle - We stock a variety of sustainable brands that use recycled materials in their production.
(And if you would like to add a forth pillar, Upcycle, which we do with our own brand Wanner Label)