Hello, I am Lauren, the face behind LCN handmade. I live in the glorious county of Yorkshire, where I hand-make my creations in my Sheffield-based studio.
LCN handmade is inspired by African travels and a love for hand-made and hand-printed textiles.
I design and make unisex adult & children's apparel and accessories that are hand-crafted, timeless and one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.
I use a combination of specialist textile techniques, which include patchwork, hand embroidery, batik, applique and hand-dyeing.
I am passionate about traditional ethnic textiles, in particular weave and batik from West Africa.
My creativity was given the opportunity to blossom while studying a BA hons in Fashion and Textiles and a Masters in Accessories Design at the Domus Academy. These days I make it my life's work to create and experiment daily. This experimentation brings new visions to my collections of garments, accessories and artwork, while I take inspiration from natural forms and traditional multi-cultural arts.
All items are designed and made in-house, with an emphasis on sustainability, up-cycling and fair-trade sourcing.
Handmade / Hand-dyed / Hand-sewn.
I believe that it is important to know who is making your clothing and the process that goes into production. I produce items that are well made, able to stand the test of time, avoiding fast fashion trends and the dreaded landfill.
LCN products are made to order or made in limited edition collections, therefore each item is unique to your purchase.
Contact me with any commissions or collaboration inquiries, as I love a challenge!
Thanks for stopping by.