Pajotten is a British clothing brand formed in 2016 by us, Rebecca Barton and Ben Sears. Having both worked in other industries for years we wanted to start a company that we could run together locally.
Becca has had a long career studying, working and teaching in fashion, and I have always worn and appreciated practical utility workwear. The business started with Becca making a chore jacket for my birthday, lots of friends liked it and so when looking for a business that we shared an interest in, one that focused on mens workwear seemed to be a good place to begin. What actually happened was one Sunday we went for a walk in Hempsted forest, discussed frustrations with our individual jobs, and how much we had enjoyed the designing and making of the jacket - by the time we left the woods we had sketched out the framework of the company. It took a couple of years before we were both able to commit full time, during which the original plans evolved to become a utility inspired mens and womenswear brand.
We make contemporary, workwear inspired, sustainable clothing, repeatable in alternative cloth and made to order in our Kent studio. All pieces are designed, cut, made and finished there and to reduce our environmental impact we make most garments to order rather than holding unsold stock.
We are keen that fabrics and trimmings are sourced from UK mills and suppliers, or as deadbolt and we are increasingly introducing organically produced cottons, hempsm recycled cloth and tencel. The aim is to reduce waste, so scrap cloth is used either to make bags or given to a charity for recycling.
You are central to everything we do, and because we are a small, slow fashion brand we can offer real help and flexibility when giving you the clothes you want; offering free swatches pre-purchase, and making garments in alternative cloth when requested.
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