The next day we shut the shop at 11 to head down to the strike, and the turn out was incredible! Estimates range from 7,000 to 10,000 people taking to the streets of Brighton, with thousands more around the UK and millions worldwide - we were so inspired to see so many young people (as well as those of all ages) coming and fighting for the future of the planet. It truly showed that the passion is there for real change to the way things are done, and we came away form it eager to continue our journey to being as low impact as we can in everything we do at L&Y.
This is something we’ve been wanting and needing to do for a long time! We got the whole team together from all round the country (and even from abroad!) for two days of chatting, planning, brainstorming, analysing and creating. It was so lovely to get everyone round one table and make sure everyone was in on all the exciting plans we have. We have such a talented and passionate team who are great at what they do, so everyone had something to bring to the table, and their own part in making all our ideas for the future of the brand come together. It was so productive, and we can’t wait for you all to start seeing what we’ve got brewing!
In addition to the fun photoshoot in Wales, we also photographed our new collection, and we hit the studio with our stylist, photographer and our wonderful models to get some fresh pics for our website!
We're off to India this week to meet up with Ismail and the team! We're so excited to see them all again, as their team has grown too since the last time we were over there. It's always been really important to us to keep up the close bond we have with him and the people who work in his factory, as they're such a huge part of our company and nothing would be possible without them and their hard work. We will keep you updated on our travels and hope to introduce you properly to the wonderful people who make your clothes.