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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KEEP IT G (Chime & Grime) Music & Fashion Collaboration

Gresham Blake aka Shakeable Germ and Phats & small have released their 3rd and most ambitious track and music video to date. 

Shakeable Germ, Phats & Small, Footsie, D Double E,Orbital, and J Appiah ( Jourdan Riane in picture)

We have mixed Grime and Dance ( with the help from Orbitals signature track Chime) to produce music that crosses genres.The track is produced by Phats & Small and Grime producer Footsie who along with D Double E go back 2 back on the tune. D Double E and Footsie are original meneers of the ground breaking grime act Newham Genrals. D Double E won an lifetime achievment award to Grime being reconised as one of generes founding artists. The award was presented by BBC Radio 1 Xrta in 2019. You may have also heard him on last years Ikea advert.

It has already caused some interesting reactions  in the hardcore Grime world and that it was Gresham Blake is about. As in our fashion we like to make a statement.

TV Dinners

The video directed by Kenny McCracken features a Quantum leap story that reflects the button press society of fast route to fame and fortune with the inevitable consequences. With reference to TV dinners, quick solutions and socials emoji icons. It’s a fast paced and has the fast insaneness of modem day living.

The video show case Gresham blake fashion and diversity in the design of bespoke clothing

The video stars Tess Dimos and Phil Grundy with cameos from Laura Whitmore, Ray Winstone, Rag and Bone Man, Mark Williams , Laurie Vincent and Fatboy Slim, Orbital, Gresham Blake, Jason Phats and off course Ren & Stimpy

GRM Daily writes..

“D Double E, Footsie, Phats & Small, Orbital, J Appiah and Shakeable Germ have teamed up to give us a new single entitled “Keep It G”.

Produced by Footsie and Phats and containing a sample of Orbital’s 1989 hit “Chime”, “Keep It G” is a fusion of both dance music and grime as we hear D Double and Footsie provide the track with their distinct styles, while J Appiah supplies a smooth hook. With scenes of D Double E and Footsie suited and booted in a lavish bar, as well as shots of established actor Ray Winstone in a field, the visuals for “Keep It G” are both sophisticated and gritty”. GRM

Click on Orbitals’s Phil Hartnoll to help Keep It G

Thanks this will help us get radio play by streaming on your normal platforms. We are aiming to hit radio 1 Extra on Friday night. So thanks for your help

So watch the video and read the comments

Its amazing what people do when they get together and experiment and this all would not be possible with out the help everyone involved in the Shakeable Germ collective who have worked hard to create the music and video. 

Director Kenny McCracken

DOP John Nichols

Gaffer Richard Osbourne

Faye Fillingham for assisting on everting

Hair – Simon Webster, Loura Griffiths, Hugo Razal and mark Wooley

Make Up – Xoë Kingsley 

Extras – Suzette Brissett

Cast not mentioned – D Double E, Footsie, Simone Piper, Scarlett Quinn, Jason Phats, Gresham Blake, Emma Jane, Rob Tupper, Beth Rouy, Paul Anderson, Zakiya wellington, Vicki Leung, Neetu Dahota, Lily Fields, Charlotte Hawthorne

Special thanks to

The Grand Hotel brighton, Sony Music, Bluku Music, Dean marsh, keir Tyre, Andy Dong, platinum Lace, Nickerlodeon,Tim Flemming, Ed the Tree, republic of Music.

Other videos by The Shakeable Germ Collective

More on how Shakeable Germ came about next time.

KEEP IT G (Chime & Grime) a Music & Fashion Collaboration

Gresham Blake aka Shakeable Germ and Phats & small have released their 3rd and most ambitious track and music video to date. 

Shakeable Germ, Phats & Small, Footsie, D Double E,Orbital, and J Appiah ( Jourdan Riane in picture)

We have mixed Grime and Dance (with the help from Orbitals signature track Chime) to produce music that crosses genres. It has already caused some interesting reactions in the hardcore Grime world and that it was Gresham Blake is about. As in our fashion we like to make a statement.

TV Dinners

The video directed by Kenny McCracken features a Quantum leap story that reflects the button press society of fast route to fame and fortune with the inevitable consequences. With reference to TV dinners, quick solutions and socials emoji icons. It’s a fast paced and has the fast insaneness of modem day living.

The video stars Tess Dimos and Phil Grundy with cameos from Laura Whitmore, Ray Winstone, Rag and Bone Man, Mark Williams , Laurie Vincent and Fat Boy Slim, Orbital, Gresham Blake, Jason Phats and off course Ren & Stimpy

GRM Daily writes..

“D Double E, Footsie, Phats & Small, Orbital, J Appiah and Shakeable Germ have teamed up to give us a new single entitled “Keep It G”.

Produced by Footsie and Phats and containing a sample of Orbital’s 1989 hit “Chime”, “Keep It G” is a fusion of both dance music and grime as we hear D Double and Footsie provide the track with their distinct styles, while J Appiah supplies a smooth hook. With scenes of D Double E and Footsie suited and booted in a lavish bar, as well as shots of established actor Ray Winstone in a field, the visuals for “Keep It G” are both sophisticated and gritty”. GRM

Click on Orbitals’s Phil Hartnoll to help Keep It G

Thanks this will help us get radio play by streaming on your normal platforms. We are aiming to hit radio 1 Extra on Friday night. So thanks for your help

So watch the video and read the comments

Its amazing what people do when they get together and experiment and this all would not be possible with out the help everyone involved in the Shakeable Germ collective who have worked hard to create the music and video. 

Director Kenny McCracken

DOP John Nichols

Gaffer Richard Osbourne

Faye Fillingham for assisting on everting

Hair – Simon Webster, Loura Griffiths, Hugo Razal and mark Wooley

Make Up – Xoë Kingsley 

Extras – Suzette Brissett

Cast not mentioned – D Double E, Footsie, Simone Piper, Scarlett Quinn, Jason Phats, Gresham Blake, Emma Jane, Rob Tupper, Beth Rouy, Paul Anderson, Zakiya wellington, Vicki Leung, Neetu Dahota, Lily Fields, Charlotte Hawthorne

Special thanks to

The Grand Hotel brighton, Sony Music, Bluku Music, Dean marsh, keir Tyre, Andy Dong, platinum Lace, Nickerlodeon,Tim Flemming, Ed the Tree, republic of Music.

Other videos by The Shakeable Germ Collective

More on how Shakeable Germ came about next time.