READY TO WEAR
First I (Lizzie - Founder) seek out the finest vintage collectors in London and when I travel. It's a hands on process to select each silk to feel the quality and learn the stories behind them..
2. Placing prints (my favourite part).
Here I see which vintage prints work best together and what mood I want to create. Positioning is important to decide what areas will be at the neckline, hemline and around the body.
3. Fabric Preparation.
All silks are hand washed and revived (see garment care tab on how to!) They are so beautiful afterwards. Then I show digital mockups to my seamstress in South London (who runs her own limited company). Sigita is a bespoke seamstress, an expert with silk and attention to detail and who's pay deservingly reflects this. We confirm placements and discuss difficulties per dress...
Using French seams, a small amount of fusing and Sigita's eye for perfection, each panel is cut, sewn and pressed in her studio.
The piece is the measured to determine size, because we make the pieces with minimum waste. The size depends on the size of the vintage silks sourced and patchwork. All off cuts are saved and repurposed, for example in our Headband collaboration with War & Drobe.
5. Labelled + Recorded to the Archive.
Each We-Resonate piece has a unique number on it's label, like a limited edition print, but this is an original. With this number we track its history and extend its story into the future. The piece is forever a part of the We-Resonate archive online, showing the date, who brought it and who made it to future owners.
We sell mostly direct to customer through our website and via studio visits. Prices do not include wholesale margin as it's important to keep the cost accessible and to create a relationship with the customer for any future queries such as garment care or repair.
MADE FOR YOU DRESSES - same styles of dresses, made to order.
These dresses are sold from stage 3, with mock ups of what the dress will look like. I then meet with you to take measurements, in the studio or at a convenient location. Alternatively, and for global customers, you can take your own measurements using the guide and/or a Zoom call.
The Made for You Dresses mean you can have any dress in your exact size as well as reducing waste.
You can work with me from any stage you choose. You can choose the exact prints you wish then modify or even create a new style. Designs have included a 2 piece outfit (Slip dress/Kimono & Skirt/Top) and a puffer jacket.
Most of the silks I source are silk scarves that are calling for a rework due to areas of large to small damage. Others are in perfect condition to be used as scarves. They are simply sold straight from being washed and revived.