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A plethora of wonderful people have worn Tammam on the red carpet and beyond.
Thursday evenings the couture house transforms into bohemia; The atelier hosts informal life drawing and fashion illustration
classes. Surrounded by gowns, hand crafted flowers, lace and jewels, it may only be a Thursday, but this is Bloomsbury; dream
it’s the weekend, bring your sketchbook, pencil and hip flask and book your place here or bring money to the door.
Life drawing (6pm-6.45pm) – £10
Fashion Illustration (6.45pm -7.30pm) – £8
All evening £15
Term dates for 2016
14th January – 11th February
25th Fabruary – 24th March
21st April – 19th May
9th June – 7th July
A new collection of little bespoke dresses available next year, gift vouchers available now.
Watch the London Fashion Week LBD film starring Jenny Agutter.
Take our survey to tel us what you want in your perfect LBD.
The Atelier took on an apprentice last year – if you are interested in being our
next apprentice, or intern, have a look at our careers page.
Atelier Tammam showcased at the lavera Showfloor in Berlin in July. Behold the full gallery.
The Atelier hosts sample sales every three to six months inviting the cream of British indie design talent
to sell their past season and sample wares. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about the next sale.
We plant a tree for every dress we create. In collaboration with Viva India a charity based in rural Mangalore we plant a set of indigenous trees each year to help offset the carbon emissions emitted in the production and shipping of our pieces.
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Ponder our recent press coverage here.
Since the label launched in 2007 we have been dedicated to the procurement of ecological, sustainable,
cruelty free and fairly traded raw fibres and production. As time has passed Tammam has been a trailblazer
in the high fashion world boasting "fibre to finishing" monitored supply chains and an ethical policy intrinsic
to the label.
Every supplier and producer we work with has been vetted by our team, most have been offered support
to ensure the yarns, fabrics or embellishments they supply to us meet our strict quality and ethical standards.
We work with a plethora of artisans to ensure their heritage crafts are kept alive.
View our full and fascinating (if you're into that kind of thing) ethical policy here.
Enter the fantasy world that is an haute couture atelier. Where the magic happens, tucked away in a
room behind the bijoux Tammam showroom and boutique is our studio rammed full of fabrics and
threads, machines and tables, scissors and needles ready to create your perfect gown.
Every bespoke piece we create is lovingly created here by our team of dedicated "petit mains". Visiting
Atelier Tammam is like taking a trip back in time to when clothes were made for individuals, one at a time.
Lives by the philosophy “If there has to be a victim in fashion, let it be you.” A pioneer of ethical fashion.
Couturier to the stars, Ms T has dressed and styled icons from Jenny Agutter to Eleanor Tomlinson. She was even sited as one of the designers in the running to create the wedding dress for the Duchess of Cambridge.
As the creative director and founder of Tammam she places equal importance on sustainability, innovation, cut and style to courageously work towards changing the way we regard our clothing.
For over a decade she has lived between Bloomsbury and India. Within Assamese hills, and rural villages in Andhra Pradesh Ms Tammam personally researches local ecological fabrics and yarns to cultivate and reinvent perishing techniques traditional to each region.
Ms Tammam offers consultancy services to both small and large businesses wishing to work with sustainable
French for "high sewing".
At the Tammam Atelier we work with traditional haute couture techniques, hand finishing every garment to the highest
standard. We are not in Paris and are slightly smaller than the requirement for haute couture membership, however we
work with the same discipline and quality, along with our incredible sustainable supply chain for fabrics and
embellishments - bringing in hand craftsmanship from India and Nepal to create unique pieces in this traditional
Our services, akin to traditional Parisian Haute Couture are only available bespoke; After successfully wholesaling
across the globe for years we decided there was too much waste in the ready to wear industry, so we made the move
to bespoke only in 2010. We only make what our clients order and we only create garments made to fit, last and be
loved. Unlike the couture houses of Paris we just might let you in without a special invitation.
In the north end of Bloomsbury, just south of the Euston Road and the incredible Kings Cross redevelopment we
are nestled in a little row of tucked away shops. Our exclusive and discrete location is a haven for our varied clients
who come from far and wide to experience our unique kind of couture.
With it's incredible literary and art history the beautiful area of Bloomsbury is our magnificent home.
Our Atelier is part of an incredible increasing sustainable community, nestled in with us is the wonderful
Splendid Stitches - vintage alterations service - for all your vintage repairs and fitting requirements. We also offer
our bijoux showroom as a venue for hire for shows, events, exhibitions and classes, including our regular
fashion illustration and life drawing class.
For over a decade we have been researching, sourcing, living amongst, developing and building relationships with the most talented and dedicated craftsmen to create exquisite and exclusive sustainable luxury fabrics for Tammam collections. From Assamese peace silks woven from open ended Eri cocoons to organic GOTS and FLO certified cottons, traditional hand looms to Nepalese banana yarn. Constantly working on new developments and trailblazing the use of new eco-tech fibres married with classical production methods.
Tammam products are 100% vegetarian and cruelty free. Apart from peace silk there are no animal derived products in any of our collections.
At the atelier we have a range of stock fabrics from our own developments using peace silk, hand loom and prints, to reclaimed European and British laces and vintage trims. We are also able to source fabrics for a particular look, taking care to use our fully monitored supply chain or, occasionally, working with high quality haute couture suppliers for specialist fabrics. If we can't find a fabric we need, we may be able to develop it for you.
We design and create hand made lace for both our collections and bespoke laces for individual customers - a popular service with brides looking for a personalised touch. One of our favourites is the lace we created for our bride Lucinda, based on the design of her grandmother's broach, which she wore with her bespoke gown at her wedding.
Embroidery is a time consuming process with some styles taking up to four months to embellish by hand. Our embroideries are created using exquisite fine yarns including peace silk to hand spun banana fibre. Working with individual artisans means we can spend time on development of design and production and create small one off orders, meaning a lace we create for our clients is completely unique. The nature of hand work means even the same design, when recreated, will have every craftspersons unique signature within it - and if that's not art, what is?
We don't kill moths, why would we? All our silk is cruelty free, mainly from Eri Silk moths who cleverly spin their cocoons with a hole at the end so they can escape and fly away. It's the closest a vegan can get to real silk, but if you're a die hard no-animal-product consumer then we have a lot of alternatives for you too.
Tammam designs are made possible by the incredible talents of a wide range of experienced artisans from across India and Nepal. We have met the artisans we work with and ensure they are treated and paid fairly for the exceptional work they create.
Our prints are created in a village in Andhra Pradesh in Southern India, using non environmentally damaging natural dyes and traditional hand printing. We have had our own wooden blocks carved so our pints are unique.
Aari is a craft dating back to the 12th Century, this ancient embroidery technique uses a frame and small hook needle to create intricate patterns. We work with master embroiderers with years of experience to create incredible embellishments. This is Samula working his magic.
Hand looms are used to create many of our fabrics, this incredible traditional craft utilises man-power over machines, offering sustainable employment while also saving the environment. The beautiful cloths created have stories woven into every inch, textiles that are unique and beautiful and truly an art in themselves.
Embellishments are integral to many Tammam designs, unique hand embroideries and delicate appliqué's take hours of dedicated and precision work. Often we work with co-operatives who train women and offer them opportunities to escape disadvantage, Ammu and Marina from Jacobs well are just a couple we have helped train and offered work.
Couture techniques are at the heart of what we do. From the embellishments to the construction. Every couture house has it's own methods, we have developed our own techniques to encompass traditional craftsmanship and utilise the sustainable fabrics we have created.
Tammam offers a consultancy service for independent designers looking to source and produce sustainable and ethical fashion collections. We are able to help designers find or create specific fabrics with artisans within the Tammam supply chain and beyond. With incredible and diverse knowledge of sustainable textiles and over 10 years experience sourcing for high end fashion collections our consultancy services save our clients significant time and money. With links to a range of producers from mass production to small scale CMT units we are able to recommend, project manage and quality control all manufacturing needs.
Consultancy in sustainable supply chains is also available to larger brands and corporations, with our specialism in luxury textiles.
Please contact us with your enquiry.
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