BY DASHA LONDON
Sweet crochet touches and handcrafted baby clothes
By Dasha London is a great place to go if you are looking for unique clothing and accessories - for your little one or for a gift. All items are handmade with love, respect for the environment and attention to detail and quality, by the eponymous Dasha.
Dasha has created a lovely line of simple onesies with an original touch – a sweet crochet applique car, apple, sun or duck, or… These soft bodies are easy to wear for all kinds of baby business – uncomplicated, super useful yet special. She also offers a small line of tailored wear, including gorgeous bloomers using Liberty of London fabrics, sweet print pinafore dresses and smart shorts.
Dasha, born and raised in rural Slovakia, studied fashion in London and quickly started her business. With things going faster than her hands could create, she turned to her homeland and childhood friends. Aware of the under-utilised talents of many older women in her village, she has been able to offer them employment – and make use of their skills – by having them hand crochet the motifs which are then hand sewn onto the garments. For many, this employment has been a lifeline and has averted loneliness, boredom and helped them to regain confidence. With Dasha adding finishing touches and new designs from her Chelsea studio, each item deserves the title: Made with love