Below is an extract of my article on the collaborative denim jeans created by Turnbull & Asser and Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, written for Turnbull & Asser's Off The Cuff Blog.
The reputation Blackhorse Lane Ateliers has around the world is understood as soon as you lay your eyes on a pair of their jeans, or in this case, when you visit their factory in Walthamstow, North London.
Opened in 2016 by Bilgehan ‘Han’ Ates, Blackhorse Lane Ateliers is an open plan workroom with a retail shop and restaurant located at the far end of the building. It is a space open to the public during the day, allowing visitors to take a look at how every pair of jeans is made before getting to browse the finished products. Should you wish to explore for a little while afterwards, the husband and wife duo behind Gather E17 will ensure you stay well fed at their pop-up restaurant. Championing the maker community within Walthamstow, the workroom is also home to artwork and paper restorers, weavers and fashion designers.
Mirroring our core brand values, Blackhorse Lane Ateliers stands for quality, community and eco-consciousness. The fact that our previous shirtmaking workroom was located not too far up the road from them, simply strengthened the synergy. In terms of a collaboration, it was more a case of when rather than if.
Read the full post, here: https://turnbullandasser.co.uk/off-the-cuff-blackhorse-lane