Veganuary-Friendly Tailoring?

It’s a yes from us! Don’t let your Veganuary stop at just the foods you eat, be climate conscious through your sartorial choices too. Gone are the days when sustainable fashion meant hemp sacks and itchy fabrics. We are now enjoying a new era of sustainable fashion and at Gresham Blake we are so proud to be a part of it. Introducing our 45 Collection.

The name pays homage to its ethical beginnings, through the suiting cloth which utilises innovative fabric technologies that incorporate 45 recycled plastic bottles in every single suit. These bottles are now able to have a new lease of life and with your help they will never be a single use plastic ever again!

This collection is luxury, without the price tag. Retailing at £295 per suit, keeping your wallet and the environment happy in one fell swoop! If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, these suits are also fully machine washable at 40 degrees. So, none of that faff of going to get your suit cleaned, with the added benefit of no harsh chemicals, often used in dry cleaning, going into the environment.

Not only is the 45 Collection suiting kinder to the planet, they also look and feel great, with a luxurious soft handle. Comfort and functionality are at the forefront of this collection creating a hard wearing piece that you will treasure for years to come. These suits are definitely a new wardrobe classic. The perfect suit from work to weddings.

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Our Navy Dot 2 Piece Suit – “The perfect suit from work to wedding.”

As a design company, we understand that we all have a part to play in protecting the environment and the people in it. I think we speak for everyone that after this lockdown period it has become apparent, now more than ever, that we need to do everything to look after our planet. Better working conditions, sustainable materials, and processes that leave little impact on the Earth are issues that we care about.

This menswear collection comes in two classic colours, Navy Pindot and a Grey Pindot pictured below. Get suited and booted for your next big occasion, the 45 Collection will help you just do that.

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Here’s a little bit about the process of creating a 45 Collection suit:

The process of making one of our 45 Bottle suits

At Gresham Blake, we are committed to trading relationships that are both commercially viable and ethical. We support fair trade and only operate with manufacturers who comply with our ethical trading policy.

Our 45 Collection embodies all that is right in the development of fashion technology and innovation. The polyester used in our 45 Collection is made from 45 plastic bottles. All our garments are then crafted in our workshops using renewable energy. Owning one of these, not only are you helping in our shared goal for a greener planet but also, you will be saving 45 plastic bottles from hitting the landfill. So, go ahead and help us save the world, 45 plastic bottles at a time!

Please mind, this collection is very popular. We are pleased to say that after a long two years of lockdown we have managed to get some more in stock. Order yours today to avoid missing out!

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Leila’s Florals

The Gresham Blake Spring Summer 2019 collection includes some great collaborations, including these designs created with Leila Duly.

The Gresham Blake Spring Summer 2019 collection includes some great collaborations, including these designs created with Leila Duly.

Gresham Blake | Leila Duly Collaboration
Leila’s florals, creating part of our Spring Summer collection.

Leila Duly, a textile and print designer inspired by all things botanical. Leila has been working as a freelance designer since graduating from Brighton University alongside Gresham. Her hand drawn pieces are an ode to the English countryside and the vibrant flower markets of which her childhood was blooming.

Gresham Blake | Leila Duly Collaboration
Leila’s florals, limited edition polo shirt

One of our main inspirations for the Gresham Blake Spring Summer 2019 collection was ‘British Explorer’ , it seemed only fitting to do a collaboration using Leila’s floral illustrations. With our exotic colour palette consisting of vibrant pinks and oranges on a background of alluring deep blues which when teamed with Leila’s delicate Victorian inspired drawings, we created a posy that packs a punch.

Gresham Blake | Leila Duly Collaboration
Leila’s Florals Silk Jacquard Tie – available in 3 colours

What better way to bid goodbye to the cold months and say hello to Summer with our Leila’s florals designs. Enjoy our selection of pieces including limited edition ties, shirts & shirt dresses and more casual polo shirts.

Gresham Blake | Leila Duly Collaboration
Leila’s Florals Shirt Dress

An absolute pleasure to have worked with Leila on these pieces and we hope you enjoy what we have created.

Gresham Blake | Leila Duly Collaboration
Leila’s Florals Mens Shirt

All items are available on our website and in our Brighton and Shoreditch stores.

Behind The Scenes – Chime n Grime Part 1: The Grand

A look at some of the behind the scenes action from the filming of the first in a series of nine Spring Summer 2018 fashion films, which will be released by Gresham Blake throughout the season…..

These stand-alone films which feature Ray Winstone, Steve Coogan, Laurie Vincent (of the Slaves), Laura Whitmore, Norman Cook (Fat Boy Slim) and the Orbital. Thank you to all that have been involved, including Kenny McCracken who filmed & directed the series.

Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand

Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand

Filmed at the iconic Grand Hotel Brighton, our Spring Summer 2018 couple are getting ready. Dressed to the nines, he picks up the phone, they have their passports, they have the button, but where are they going?

Watch part one in full to see the start of this Quantum Leap inspired adventure.

Here’s some behind the scenes images from the filming of Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand.

Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand - Push the Button

Must make sure that the props actually work – Where did they end up??

Filming Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand

Kenny making sure his lights are perfectly placed

Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand, behind the scenes

Getting that opening leg shot with our great actress Tess Dimos

Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand, opening scene

What happens in the Bathroom…..

Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand - behind the scenes

Getting ready to hit that button, where will they end up?

Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand, behind the scenes

These late night shoots are hard work – so Gresham kicked back to watch some Ren and Stimpy.

Chime n Grime, Part 2 will be released shortly, so watch this space to see their first destination.

All clothing worn in this series of Fashion Films are designed and made by Gresham Blake and will be available to purchase both online as-well as in our Brighton and Shoreditch stores.