Rewind to 2015, Pleat Boutique was launched from a converted home attic of Leeds based Sarah Rawling. Having been studying pattern drafting and dress making alongside a full time job. Sarah noticed an opportunity to bring timeless designs that instead of being lead by the latest trend were, classic, well made, styles that would last year after year and still look as good as the day they were new.
Sarah had little money to invest therefore utilised her own Graphic Design background and her supportive family and friendship group.
Pleat Boutique had the opportunity to be mentored by SilkFred.com as part of their Brands in Focus programme. As sales increased Pleat Boutique moved into a converted mill premises and Sarah went at it full time.
Fast forward to today, Pleat Boutique continue to design clothing that outlasts seasonal trends with a real focus on quality. Best known for sophisticated occasion wear, and more recently a sleek bodysuit collection. The collections consist of timeless, well made, double layered pieces. Each collection is passionately designed in house.
Our Factories & Sustainability
Pleat believe that you have the right to know how your clothes were made so to feel confident in your choices. This is why we are transparent with our processes, so that you can make informed decisions about where to invest your hard-earned money.
We are very proud that all of our collections are designed and made in the UK, whether that be in house at our studio or at one of our trusted UK factories.
Our mailing bags are all made fully recyclable. We are continuously evolving our processes in order to reach better sustainability targets.
You can currently find us stocked online at SilkFred, Little Black Dress and selective items on Etsy.
Why our customers love us
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