Meet Rachel, designer and founder.
Rachel Pedder is the designer behind the brand. She loves quality design, minimalism, sustainability and practical clothing.
Rachel’s journey to starting a fashion brand began with taking time out in 2015 after several years working in graphic design in London. She decided to join an artist’s residency in Portugal for ten months to get some inspiration. It wasn't as glamorous as it sounds. The Portuguese winter was freezing, the accommodation was unheated and let’s say… basic, and it was unexpectedly opposite the local brothel!
Undeterred, Rachel started creating fresh new designs using a combination of traditional and modern practices. The colours you see in the clothing are inspired by the photos she took around Porto during this time.
When she got home, Rachel started to turn her dreams of producing products into reality. She started with homeware and pattern design, but in 2020 took things to the next level. With limited textile experience but heaps of design knowledge, she spent months working out how to produce her first range of clothing. And the rest is history!
While Rach x is Rachel’s brainchild, my goodness she couldn’t have done this alone! The collection: was designed by Rachel, handmade either by a team in the North East of England or Birmingham. This wouldn’t have happened without the support of an amazing bunch of lovely suppliers, pattern cutters, mentors, retail experts, freelance creatives, friends, family and more.
Meet Rach x; the brand.
We don’t view clothing as disposable - clothing can create memories, transform how you feel and help you to express yourself. And so, we create comfortable and versatile, responsibly-made clothing that is made to withstand every moment of the day and can be passed down through generations.
We aim for our clothing to be accessible to everyone by offering a range of sizes and encouraging you to push the boundaries with your styling. We don’t want labels to stop you from wearing whatever you want - we’re all about wearing what you want, when you want.
We trust that our clothing will last the test of time by offering a 10-year after-care guarantee and free guidance with every order about you can make your clothes last forever. The high quality is achieved every time by being consciously crafted using sustainable, vegan materials, and manufactured in Britain by people that have ticked every box of our ethical audit.
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