To create an online boutique selling the best ethical brands from around the world. Style that is socially conscious and sensitive to the environment around us.
Based on belief that fashion can bring about positive change, Gather&See is driven by debonair design and defined by values that protect and promote local people, the environment and original craftsmanship.
But we can't do it all by ourselves. Launching in Spring 2014, we are asking for your help in raising £20,000. These funds will be used to secure and source these unique products. In return there's an exclusive collection of beautiful gifts and a supporters’ discount that gives you the best of Gather&See for less.
Above all, your kind investment will initiate positive change within the world of fashion, by promoting better working conditions and fostering age-old indigenous values — all while helping you look good in the process.
Join the movement. Let's bring some serious style to ethical fashion!
Our brands are:
By embracing Fair Trade values, each brand trains, supports and pays a living wage to its workers.
+ Environmentally friendly
Brands that are conscious of how the products we sell affect people and the world around us.
+ A pioneer of artisan craftsmanship
Labels with practices dedicated to small-scale production and the preservation of skill over generations.
If you too share these values and want to support the local communities behind the clothes & accessories that you love to wear, Gather&See is here to help you do it.
WHERE the money raised you help raise for IndieGoGo will go...
= product acquisition
30% = website production
20% = marketing & communications
20% = logistics
5% = misc. costs
We are Stephanie Hogg and Alicia Taylor. Friends since teenagers, we've spent years soaking up sights, sounds and styles stretching as far as Africa and beyond. Our love for fashion and appreciation of design is the sum of many happy hours trawling through local markets, vintage shops and journeying online for unique trinkets from all over the globe.
Along our path, we've encountered the most amazing artisan handwork in existence. Produced within impoverished parts of the planet, worlds away from industrial supply chains and methods of mass production. Incorporating the most intricate methods of craftsmanship, using only basic tools and in return for very low wages, these environments are what inspire us most.
We decided indigenous quality and moral business values did not have to be mutually exclusive. Supported by Stephanie's ethical fashion label, NearFar based in Sierra Leone, and Alicia's PR experience in the luxury retail business, we are proud to present Gather&See.
(Anne Gorke- one of brands!)
WHAT your investment will entitle you to…
£10 = A Gather&See Thank You
Each and every contributor will see his or her name in lights. Listed on the Gather&See website, immortalised on the worldwide web forever.
£30 = Six Limited Edition Postcards
The perfect stocking filler! Exclusively designed for Gather&See by London artist Frances Hogg, this evocative postcard series reflects on her travels throughout India.
£45 = Gather&See Membership & Bag
As if a yearlong membership allowing you Free Standard Delivery and 10% off all online orders isn’t enough, we’ll throw in a useful organic Fair Trade bag made from cotton. The ultimate shopping companion.
£70 = Gather&See Membership & Albion Wash Bag
On top of 10% off all online orders and Free Standard Delivery’ entitled to all members, we have an Albion wash bag to give away. Created on the streets of Rio by woman living in favelas, Albion is a accessories brand dedicated to the empowerment of underprivileged women.
£100 = Salone Style Necklace
Receive an exquisite one of a kind necklace made exclusively for Gather&See by jewellers that provide sustainable employment to women in Sierra Leone, plus Premium Gather&See Membership (Free Standard Delivery and 10% off for on year).
£120 = NearFar Goodies
Made using traditional West African fabrics by tailors in Sierra Leone, NearFar present this ideal festive gift of stylish cushions, make-up bag and bunting. This collection also comes with Premium Membership to Gather&See (Free Standard Delivery and 10% off for on year). Each item is made from surplus fabric, so no-one piece is the same.
£200 = Albion Clutch Bag
Inspired by the facades of Copacabana’s art deco heyday, this Albion clutch bag designed in Rio is stunning so get your hands on it fast! Gather&See Premium Membership is also included (Free Standard Delivery and 10% off for on year).
£500 = Style It Up with Gather&See
Take part in one of our editorial shoots. Model your new Salone Style Necklace, NearFar Christmas stocking and Gather&See tote bag and feature as part of Real Gather&See Girls online.
£1000 = Milly Swire Pendant
Created by British luxury jeweller, Milly Swire, and made from recycled silver, this pendant is a beautiful one off piece. Each pendant comes with the tote bag, NearFar cushions, Albion wash bag and Gather&See Premium Membership (Free Standard Delivery and 10% off for on year). NB - the necklace may vary slightly from that shown