Surrey’s Premier Lifestyle Magazine

Ethical Spirit

Emma Gushlow and Katrina Cole make beautiful shearling garments and accessories. The South London born designers met at school aged four and have worked creatively together since graduating from The London College of Fashion.
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Their debut collection in 2003 was sold at a stall in Spitalfields Market and led to showing a collection at London Fashion Week. In 2004, the pair showed a full garment and accessory collection at Paris Fashion Week, establishing Gushlow & Cole internationally.
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The Gushlow & Cole brand was born out of many years’ experience working with traditional English manufacturing methods of shearling within the highly respected Cole family business giving them unrivalled specialist knowledge and understanding of their chosen materials.

Emma and Katrina found their unique style was of great interest to buyers looking for a brand with a strong British identity. With the whole range made in England, and the quirky Englishness of design, their individual look is instantly recognisable. Taking care to use ethical tanneries, all skins used are a by-product and every item is handmade in England.

The Gushlow & Cole label has attracted high profile celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, and can be found in many prestigious stores around the world.

The brand never uses farmed fur as all the shearling used is a by-product from the food industry and 100 per cent biodegradable. Synthetic alternatives are not used because they don’t biodegrade.

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