Are you in search of some clothing inspired by Indian, materials and patterns? Monsoon's range of artisan, hand-crafted clothing does exactly this, complimented by their partner store Accessorise, they cater to women and children that enjoy a vibrant style, and value clothing made with a fair-trade guarantee. Read reviews below to hear the experiences people have had with their range of clothing, or write one yourself if you have bought a Monsoon product before.
Monsoon began with a trip made by its founder, Peter Simon, through Spain and then the Asia including Afghanistan and India, before returning to London, with the hope to set up a business selling clothing made in small communities in the countries he had visited. This was no only to bring the vibrant, colourful and hand-crafted styles to London, but also to give the people manufacturing this clothing a sustainable trade, rather than aid, to make them independent, as well as preserving the traditional skills used to create their work.
Upon his return in 1970, he set up a London-based stall selling the hand-printed, hand-woven and crochet designs he has seen. After just 3 years he was able to set up the brand's first store. After the accessory section of the stores kept selling out, the brand also developed the Accesorize clothing store, which first opened 1984. In 1995, Monsoon rolled out its childrens range, followed by the Monsoon home ware range in 1999.
As mentioned above, the trade cherishes its fair-trade roots, and to this end it founded the Monsoon Accessories Trust in 1994, which supported genuinely life-changing projects for over 10,000 women and children all across Asia which helped with income-generation, healthcare and education. It has also won the Queen’s award for International Trade.
Have a look at this video showing the skills involved with Indian artisan cloth crafting, which in this case is used to make a bed quilt, but would be similar for clothing.
Services of Monsoon
Monsoon’s many stores and online platform stocks a full range of clothing, shoes and accessories, for women and children, which are also sometimes carried by retailers such as Debenhams. The 300,000 items of artisan clothing they sell every year includes dresses, coats, scarves and sunglasses, but the clothing can also be browsed by such as formal, casual or beach. Alongside their regular range of clothing, Monsoon also offer wedding clothing and services, providing s slection of dresses, shoes dn accesories for the bride, bridesmade, flower girl, page boy and other guests. There is also a selection of suitable wedding gifts customers might enjoy for such a momentous event.
Complaints, Compliments and Tips for Monsoon
Have you ever bought any of Monsoon's selection of clothing or accesories? How did you find the quality of the materials used compared to your other experiences? Perhaps you have made use of their wedding planner service and have some comments on their customer service? Leave all your feedback in a review so other customers can hear the kind of products to expect from the company.
What are Monsoon customers saying about their range of artisan women and children's clothing