Alison Taylor started Sula in 1997, from a stall in Old Spitafields Market in the east end of London. Coming from a fine art background, Alison has a painterly approach to color and travels the world in search of communities who hand-weave, dye and embellish textiles. She cherishes the irregularity of hand-woven cloth and stitching and the poignant beauty of fabrics that develop patina over time. Sula presents two collections each year. Sula garment production is undertaken by small family run businesses in Vietnam and India. Garments can take one person more than a day to make. The detail and quality are not only important to Sula but also to the maker. Many of the details and finishes are made by hand, creating a lived in already loved looking garment that Sula customers have come to appreciate.