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A vintage Seventies style home

Eco clothes designer Nicole Frobusch has used Seventies styling and vintage furniture to create a quirky family home

Posted: 2 September 2011
by Junior

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Delightful though it is to hear the stories behind Nicole’s furniture finds, it’s also clear that she is committed to the environment. Her sales leaflets proclaim her simple but hard-hitting Eco Manifesto, and she wants a business that is based on organic principals. All her clothes are made using vintage or reused textiles, gleaned from suppliers around London. And they will never be mass-produced because once a particular piece of fabric has been used they can’t be re-sourced. 

“I’m very proud of the fact that my business is all based in east London,” says Nicole. She also takes all the fabrics down to her nearby launderette personally, “with my own eco washing powder,” she adds, while the clothes are stitched by a local seamstress. Asked if her girls like to wear the clothes, which are aimed specifically at one- to eight-year-olds, she rolls her eyes. “Only sometimes,” she says, laughing. “They always want the newest designs.”

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