L.F.Markey is a collection of modern, feminine women’s clothing, inspired by workwear and utility. We are known for our use of bold and bright fabrics as well as our core selection of denim pieces.
Namesake and ex-Burberry designer, Louise Markey graduated from the Masters course at Central Saint Martins. Prompted by her passion for traditional bleus de travail and artist’s smocks, L.FMarkey was born.
L.F.Markey is renowned for its contemporary variations of workwear staple pieces, including signature boilersuits, chore coats, dungarees, work pants, and jeans.
L.F. Markey is committed to make clothes which are made in a safe, ethical environment where working conditions are fair. We pride ourselves in sustainable practices and ethical manufacturing. We embody innovative cuts, bold colours and fine fabrics which are produced ethically and encourage slow, sustainable fashion.
We have boutique-sized factories in China which are meticulously and consistently monitored by our supplier agents. Our factories have signed on to our internal ethical and safety compliance documents which we manage, inspect and enforce internally. We conduct frequent audits and have a supportive relationship with our manufacturers. These audits cover areas such as worker safety, gender equality and payment of a living wage.
L.F. Markey makes a conscious decision to source sustainable fabrics. We use industry standard textiles dyes which undergo rigorous testing before being used in the market. We do not currently use plant dyes, but this is something we are exploring for part of our collection in the future. We are currently in the process of moving our products into Global Organic Textile Standard certified organic textiles and hope to have achieved this by 2022.
To date, 65% of our cotton is organic. All of our wool yarn for knitted products are now sourced exclusively from suppliers who adhere to the Responsible Wool Standard.
Text and Photos by LF Markey