The first drop of our WAHP x L&Y Collab is now live!
We’re so happy to be collaborating with the fabulous We Are Hairy People - the Bristol-based independent clothing brand and social enterprise, founded by artist Sarah Caulfield, that champions using art and fashion as therapy for mental wellness. All work is made-to-order, organic, ethically produced and plastic-free!
Instead of over-producing brand new items, we wanted to get creative and up-cycle some of your favourite styles; our Addison jeans and Stanley t-shirt. Each piece is made to order and entirely unique, using hand-dyeing and hand-painting techniques by the artists in the studio.
Due to this, this particular mini collection is priced higher than our regular limited edition collections – as a collaboration with an independent art studio and considering the labour and higher costs that go into creating ethical pieces in the UK. All products are hand painted and ice-dyed by the We Are Hairy Team of artists – who are super passionate about paying more than the living wage. As a living wage employer, we are fully on board with this! Eco-dyes are also a little pricier than standard dyes.
How many will there be, we hear you ask? This will be a small first drop with limited sizes as WAHP can up-cycle only so many at a time! As we haven't made new pieces but are up-cycling existing favourites already in stock - there is also limit on available sizing. To make sure there is fair chance of getting what you are after, we're going to release this collection across a couple of dedicated drops. So don't worry! — if you miss out on bagging your size this time around, you’ll be able to sign up to be notified when the next drop lands soon.
Sarah and the WAHP team will be getting to work on the second drop over the next month or so, and we'll keep you in the loop if you're signed up for alerts!
These are our much loved Addison Jeans in Pink, which have been wonderfully hand painted with joyful squiggles in a bright red. Each piece is one of a kind and a complete masterpiece within itself! See our Instagram to see a satisfying teaser of the items being painted by the Hairy Team!
Addison have a super high-waist shape with a thick sturdy waistband with two L&Y logo buttons for closure. Really roomy structured hips (these have been called the "magic trousers" by those with big hips and those without!) and a wide but tapered leg - long and perfect for rolling up. Two deep pockets, thick belt loops and L&Y logo on the back.
Made from thick, hardwearing, denim-weight 100% organic cotton - your new fave pair of jeans! Smart and tailored yet casual and comfy.
The beautiful Addison Silhouette is modelled on a lovely vintage pair of Jeans from Lucy's wardrobe. This means like most vintage pieces they do run a little small, we strongly advise using the measurements on our size guide when choosing which size to buy, please don't just go for your usual size, if in doubt size up.
Due to the nature of hand-painting each piece is unique and will differ to the individual pieces photographed.
Jazz is a UK size 8-10, 5ft6, waist 27 and wears a size 28
Yana is a UK size 10, 5ft5, waist 28 and wears a size 28
Elizabeth is a UK size 8, 5ft9, waist 28 and wears a size 28 as going up a size gives her more room in the body
Fatima (wears the plain pink) is a UK size 14, 5ft4, waist 32 and wears a size 32
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
So I was a little unsure when I first tried the Addisons on as they are super baggy and I just was not used to that look on me at all, BUT after wearing them for a while I was actually like wow these are sooooo comfy! They also fitted my waist really well, the WAHP design is perfection. I think it's still going to take me a while to get 100% used to the baggy fit, especially around the crotch area and the fabric makes a bit of a noise when I walk up the stairs as the trouser legs brush together, but I'm giving it a go as my first Lucy and Yak purchase.
I blooming love these trousers more than most things. I got the squiggle top too and tie this up so it’s cropped. Really flattering fit and such a funky outfit.
I love the pattern of these trousers, they're unique and v comfy. I got the 34 waist and have a little room to wiggle in! My only niggle is that the crotch area is quite low, meaning the jeans aren't as closely fitted as I'd like. I'd consider sizing down next time.
I was super super excited for this trousers and made sure I measured very well. However the sizing for me was very odd. I'm usually a 32 and I sized up, according to the measurements at the website. The jeans fitted at the waistline, but there was waaay too much room at the hips and legs, making it very unflattering. Extra disappointed for having to pay the return costs from the Netherlands, while I was hoping (of course) to rock this pants in what was supposed to be the right size :(
These pants are amazing! The pants themselves are super comfortable and well made and the design is so unique! I get compliments every time I wear them.