About Us

Hello, thank you so much for stopping by! I’m Carly, founder of Love & Unique. 

A little bit about me and Love & Unique

I opened my own dancewear shop in 2002 and taught myself to sew in 2006. I spent the following 14 years making dance costumes for shows, competitions and dancing school uniforms. My dancewear has been seen on many stages across the U.K. including the west end in London.

I made my first tee back in 2018 as a gift for a friend and the beginnings of love & unique started. 
In March 2020, when the world came to a standstill, I took my sewing machine home from the dance shop and started making clothes from my kitchen table. 
In July 2020 I made the decision to close the dancewear shop and make love & unique my full time job and I moved into my first studio. We are now in the same building as our original studio from 2020 but in a much bigger space with much more fabrics and machines!

I pride myself on creating beautiful clothing, supporting charities and making people feel amazing in the clothes they wear.

I’m incredibly proud to say as of 2023, with the exception of our hoodies, sweaters and tees, we now hand make everything from scratch on site in our Derbyshire based studio. This means we absolutely can customise any of our styles for you and make it even more extra special! Just drop us an email to discuss this.

I’m a huge believer in real sustainability coming from clothes that are made to last, that are made using the best quality fabrics and clothes that people love to wear again and again and again. We always make clothes in small runs to avoid wastage and we promise to never send any clothing to landfill.

Transparency is hugely important to me and I think everyone should know exactly how and where their clothes are made. If there is anything else you would like to know please drop us an email and we will get back to you ASAP.

I absolutely love to see you in the clothes so please tag us in any photos. Please use #loveandunique to be featured.

You can find me on Instagram here and on facebook here

Much love
Carly x