Welcome to the Palava Press Office
Welcome to the Palava Press Office
Heritage Style with a Palava Twist
We’re Palava, an independently UK-owned clothing brand based between North Yorkshire and London. We've been crafting unique, high-quality clothing for the past fifteen years.
Everything we do is grounded in sustainability and ethical practices, strongly emphasising traceability. We have created a supply chain with high transparency by working with just a few manufacturers and producers as locally as possible.
In 2018, we set ourselves the challenge of creating the highest quality and lowest carbon footprint item we had ever made. This led to the birth of the Molly Cardigan, our inaugural Heritage piece.
This year, we're broadening the Heritage collection to champion the craft of other small UK companies still employing traditional methods with the same aim – to produce long-lasting, premium items with low mileage and low environmental impact.
The Molly Cardigan
Almost no new wool garments on sale in the UK are from British wool - most fleeces are discarded - yet this is the one fabric we can produce here.
Made from Yorkshire wool, every part, process, and production of this cardigan happens within a 70-mile radius – even its pewter buttons are hand-cast in the UK.
Inspired by a 1950s vintage ski cardigan, it is a Palava take on a classic. This year, the same design is joined by a sleeveless jumper.
You can read more about the story behind Molly’s creation here.
Palava Wax Cotton Trench Coats
Based in Dundee and with over 150 years of experience, working with Halley Stevensons was an honour to produce these dry wax cotton trench coats. All the dyeing and finishing take place under one roof.
We have created just a small run of these high-quality coats in bottle green or mustard – lined with our original prints.
Eschewing modern synthetic fabrics, this method came to prominence in the 1930s (originally with paraffin wax) and has been reimagined for us with a new innovative, hybrid wax blend which is biodegradable.
Tweed Riding Jackets
Our founder, Bryony, fondly remembers a tweed riding jacket her grandmother handmade for her mother as a girl, which she rediscovered in a trunk a couple of years ago. A true heritage piece, the fabric was of such high quality that it had withstood the test of time.
With this in mind, she looked to recreate it to the same exacting standards - in authentic Harris tweed and lined in two of our original prints.
We worked with Kenneth Mackenzie of Stornoway, the oldest and only independently owned mill still operating there, to create this classic item. Suitable for transitioning from office wear to a stylish cover-up or even a brisk country walk, it is incredibly versatile. And like all these pieces, we hope it will be cherished and worn for many years to come.
View the full AW23 Palava Heritage Collection here.
Palava - The Adventure - AW23
‘They say there’s no such thing as bad weather—only unsuitable clothing.
But what about clothing that suits the weather AND your mood?’
–Bryony Richardson, Owner & Lead Designer
Palava has always been known for its bold and adventurous prints. Our customers are often stopped on the tube or train by people asking about a detail or pattern on an item of our clothing.
This season, we wanted to take that adventurous spirit even further by drawing inspiration from colours and patterns that evoke a sense of nostalgia for the great outdoors. With warm fabrics and cosy layers, our latest collection is designed to inspire you to get out and explore for yourself or cosy up at home.
Our latest collection showcases playful yet timeless designs that reflect our love of nature. From bird-watching or camping-inspired print dresses to heritage-style knitwear, each piece is crafted to inspire adventure and wanderlust.
At Palava, we believe that fashion should be beautiful and sustainable. Our collections always feature high-quality, comfortable, stylish, natural fabrics. We are committed to making fashion that looks good and feels good, whether you're out exploring the great outdoors or simply relaxing at home.
We’re an independently UK-owned clothing brand that is full of character. We make colourful and quirky pieces designed to be lived in and loved for years.
Every element of our designs originates from our small team of four, with Bryony Richardson as the founder and primary designer of the prints. Each collection tells a unique story every season through colour and hand-illustrated patterns.