likemary was founded in Portobello market in Winter 2009 by Nicky Taylor-East as an exquisite and colourful emporium. Over time it has evolved into a London based clothing & accessory boutique, with its unique style. It’s unlikely you’ll come across anyone else wearing your beloved item 🙂
Nicky was inspired by her exotic travels around the world and a black Takhi Shawl, which finished the journey looking as beautiful as when it started.
“With support and encouragement from family and friends I applied for a visa, bought myself a ticket to India and set off for the mountains”
There Nicky met weavers, tailors and social cooperatives and slowly the story of Mary started to unfold… Fabric We are hugely passionate about fabric.Through our expeditions we source the best quality fabrics. Merino Wool 100% Cotton Silk Cotton and Silk Read more about fabric
All likemary products have a story. Our “buy now, wear forever” scarves, shawls and throws are handwoven on traditional looms by weavers of a cooperative society that came together in 1944. All likemary knitted hats, wristies and snoods are hand made from handspun wool by ladies in the Himalayas. This is a recent project started by Shivani – whom we are blessed to have met. The ladies’ story is that the running of their household depends on them. Their husbands don’t want to work or cannot work. This project is their only source of income.
Nicky believes in fair trade, natural fibres, recycling and the respect born from developing relationships with crafts people whose traditions bring their own story to the likemary treasures.
Many of likemary clothes are made from excess rolls of fabric. We love this because it means that they really cannot be mass produced and you’ll probably be the only one you know wearing this style in this print.
likemary is driven by love for fairly traded, beautiful and natural fabrics with a story to tell. We respect our suppliers, listen to our customers and believe in exceptional customer service.
We are hugely passionate about fabric. Through our expeditions we source the best quality fabrics. Read more