Welcome to the Silk Service’s first email newsletter!
We’ve survived Christmas and New Year and we’re very excited to update you with our news.
We spent an exciting and action packed week together in Shanghai, working 18 hour days, thinking, breathing and dreaming “The Silk Service”.
Alex’s Chinese rose to the extreme challenge of translating measurements and tailoring terminology and he tenaciously negotiated prices. Meanwhile Sarah hunted for beautiful fabric samples and learnt how the Chinese measuring process worked. We feel putting in the (gruelling) hours of work and preparation now at this early stage will pay off later.
By the end of the trip we had sourced 74 fabrics and dozens of buttons; had 26 garments made, and most importantly had developed strong links with tailors we trust and can rely on to produce the great quality garments we know Shanghai can deliver and that we hope you will come to expect.
What Makes Us Special
The more we research into our competitors the more we come to realise that no-one is doing things in quite the same way. There are dozens if not hundreds of companies offering tailored suits for men, but bespoke tailored silk clothing for women measured in their own homes?
We hope that our unique and very personal approach will help you to feel confident about buying and creating your own garments with The Silk Service. We now have our processes firmly established for measuring,ordering, tailoring and delivery direct to your home.
So contact us if you would like to organise a Silk Service Party for you and your friends in your own home where you can view our sample garments and lengths of stunning fabrics prior to placing an order.
Here are a few of our first orders…
One of the most common questions we get is “Can I see the clothes?”. We’ve got a professional photoshoot scheduled, but in the meantime here is a taster…
Let us know your thoughts…
As our first customers we’d love to hear from you. Tell us what you want us to make, send us your ideas and ask us questions.