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, which have been hand ice-dyed in beautiful marbelled tones of Blue and Yellow on a Pink base, creating completely unique patterns of turquoises and greens - which we just think look lie the most delicious clouds ever! Each piece is one of a kind and a complete masterpiece within itself! See our Instagram to see videos of the mesmerising ice-dying process!
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 Ice-Dye each piece is completely unique and will differ to the pieces photographed.
Please wash inside out with similar colours in case of colour running, on a low spin cycle and a short wash. Keep inside out when washing and drying - see more details about the care of your L&Y clothing here.
Elizabeth is a UK size 8, 5ft9 and a 26 waist, she wears a size 28 for a roomier fit
Jazz is a UK size 8-10, 5ft6 and a 27 waist, she wears a 28
Fiona is a UK size 10, 5ft4 and a 28 waist, she wears a 28
Emmy is A UK size 18, 5ft3, and a 36 waist, she wears a 36
Fatima (in the pink version) is a UK size 14, 5ft4, and a 32 waist, she wears a 32
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
These are awesome. Comfy fabric, amazing ice dye pattern and colours. There are two pockets on the front, both big enough to fit a phone, which is great. Zipper and button fastenings work well and don't snag. I bought the 30W size, then after I'd ordered I measured my waist and found out that I'm actually a 28W, however the 30W still fits without a belt, just sits an inch or so below my navel instead of higher on the waist. They're quite roomy/baggy in terms of fit (I'm 54kg / 168cm).
All in all, awesome. I recommend :)
I hadn't tried Addisons before but I couldn't resist the We Are Hairy People collab. They're the perfect fit and are probably some of the most flattering trousers I've tried. The sizing charts are accurate - I tried the 26" and 28" and the 28" was perfect - just as the size chart led me to believe, I only ordered the extra pair as I knew these would sell out!
I've had lots of lovely comments from people on them and, more importantly, they make me feel great!
I've worn these several times and had loads of nice comments. I love the fact that the waist fits neatly but there is room over the hips and thighs.
I bought these for my daughter...
She loves them.
They look amazing.
. Fantastic quality and such a brilliant company to shop with .
the colors of these are absolutely gorgeous! the vibrant blue and yellow dyes against the pale pink of the remind me of a water-color sky, pink clouds against a blue sky, with the sun peaking through. i love the high-waisted, loose-legged fit, very comfortable