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Our Story

Made for friends.

Hello!

I’m Desola, I started TwentySix four years ago. I remember it was a month to my birthday, I had just started a new job and I picked up something I didn’t think would be more than a hobby. It was the starting point for many things in my life.

TwentySix started as a form of expression. When I was growing up, my mother’s first business started from sewing pyjamas for her co-workers’ children and her older sister (the first entrepreneur in the family) started out making clothes; it is something I’ve always been drawn to.

So, I borrowed my cousin’s sewing machine, I wasn’t sure of what I was getting into but I knew I wanted to make my own clothes. A friend of mine was the first to plant the idea that this could be something bigger, I made simple skirts for my friends and myself – one of them said “hey, you could make this work”, I thought about it and started.

There’s a lot of me, as in my personal style in TwentySix. At first, I was worried that not enough people would share those tastes, but it resonated and started a budding community. We invite the creative, expressive, the simple, complex; we are all women in our own unique ways.

TwentySix started with friends in mind and it’s still about friendship, we make our clothing with this at heart – love and good intentions. I want you to feel comfortable when you wear our clothing, to feel that TwentySix goodness.

We want you to dress up and express yourself out there.

With love xx.

PS: Remember the machine I “borrowed” from my cousin? It still lives and is used in production till today.

OUR CREATIVE APPROACH

1

PRINT SELECTION

We take inspiration from colours, textures, pattern – and what they translate to. We are careful in picking the prints that represent our story.

2

DESIGN PROCESS

Next, our talented creatives make a decision on which design best interprets the print. Some decisions are instant (like knowing ‘The One’) while some are more experimental. This is why some of our prints are designed as skirts only while some also come as dresses. It is a process till we find what works best.

3

PUTTING TOGETHER

We get to work, stitching and re-sewing to fine-tune every seam. Some design decisions are also put to test at this stage; but we are never afraid to do it all again until the perfect TwentySix piece is ready for you.

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