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Stonehouse fashion – it’s in Vogue!

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A dress designed and made by Alice Gardner, owner, creator and designer for Baby G Boutique features in this month’s British Vogue magazine in the feature ‘Vogue’s Little Lambs’.

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Alice Gardner with the dress featured in Vogue. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Her clothes are designed for children from birth to six years old. The dress featured in Vogue is made from locally-sourced organic fabric and is now available in the shop and online, Baby G Boutique

“I like to think I’m promoting ‘slow fashion’ – a lot of places make clothes cheaply and sell them cheaply, but they don’t last very long,” said Alice.

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“Customers who bought clothes from me when I started in 2019 have passed them down from the oldest to younger siblings. I try to keep it fairly priced but high quality.”

Alice’s work is on sale at Sourced in Stonehouse, in the town’s High Street, run by Naomi Meredith: “We’re a little bit like a cabinet of curiosities – we want to provide things that tick a lot of boxes and have a base where local crafters can come and sell their products,” explained Naomi.

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Sourced in Stonehouse. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

“We opened in November 2020 – we saw a gap in the market when, during Covid, a lot of people lost their jobs and had to stay at home so turned to a way of making things as a way to improve their mental health and also to create an income.

“We were really lucky to have loads of people come forward, one of them was Alice, who said they’d like to sell through the shop and we’ve now got 65 stockists in here and we’ve done really well!”

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Frenchic paint on sale at Sourced in Stonehouse.

During subsequent lockdowns a lot of sales were made online. “We were really lucky we could do that,” said Naomi, “we stock Frenchic paint and operated a click-and-collect service. A lot of people used the lockdown to redecorate or upcycle furniture.”

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The shop sells jewellery, knitted items – cardigans, jumpers and blankets, fused glass, wood turned products, lampshades and greetings cards as well as textiles and clothes.

For more details on the range of crafts on sale, visit Sourced in Stonehouse

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