“We make and sell ready-to-wear selvedge & organic raw denim jeans from our atelier in London, England with a focus on sustainability, community and unmatched quality. Based within a tastefully renovated 1920s factory building in Walthamstow, the brand combines the production of jeans with the establishment of a modern methodology for a community of makers – Think Global, Act Local.”
Blackhorse Lane Ateliers opened its doors in April 2016, leveraging their founder Bilgehan ‘Han’ Ates’s 25 years of experience in the textile industry. They are London’s only craft jean makers. The company stands for three key things:
Quality: Blackhorse Lane uses a mix of tailoring innovation and heritage construction to create garments of unmatched quality. They truly believe that their jeans are the best in the world — and also the only jeans made in London for at least 50 years.
Community: Blackhorse Lane believes in growing the maker community in Walthamstow, London. They employ local machinists and offer shared ownership to each employee. Their atelier houses craftspersons working in artwork restoration, fashion design, weaving, and even a pop-up restaurant.
Eco-consciousness: Blackhorse Lane tries to minimise the environmental impact of making denim garments by using organic cotton, denim woven in Europe, and offers a lifetime repair policy that discourages fast fashion.