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Workshops and events
Our studio space is a creative hub for sustainable-minded people. We host a variety of workshops, lessons and events such as life drawing, dressmaking, pottery and jewellery making.
Mindful Maker Collective
Many people in the world are working hard to develop ethically and sustainably-made products. The Mindful Maker Collective aims to bring together a selection of these items and the amazing people behind them. We host 30 amazing makers in our store (96 Chilwell Road, NG9 1ES), alongside our products. You can also find them listed in our Mindful Maker Collective page here.
Sustainable Fabric Directory
We have put together a sustainable sewing directory that links to a number of resources, including where to source sustainable fabrics and haberdashery, along with amazing learning materials.
About ford & guy
Started by Suzie Ford in 2020, ford & guy is passionate about playful and expressive fashion that is also sustainable and ethically handmade. Suzie and our amazing seamstress Molly make each product in our workshop in Nottingham, England.
“My main aim is to increase access to and choice in responsible products. This is not to increase overall product consumption, but to change the way that we think about the fashion industry.” -Suzie
We use a mixture of certified organic, fair trade and locally-sourced fabrics with a rich plant-based content. These include organic cotton, hemp, European linen and other cellulosic fabrics. Moreover, we make our products either in small batches or to-order so that we do not produce waste. What small scraps we do produce, we repurpose into other projects or recycle within the UK.
I purchased a hand-painted bamboo jacket as a Christmas present for my spouse. The jacket is stunning, and she absolutely loves it!Curt, Indiana USA
As the jacket was meant to be a surprise, ford&guy worked directly with me to get the sizing right, and it fits perfectly.
So, we are very happy. Thank you to ford&guy for making such beautiful and sustainable fashion.
We had such an amazing and informative bespoke session with Suzie today, learning how to make dog bandanas. Suzie made us feel at ease and we learnt so much in the time we had. We can’t wait for our next session, thank you!!Bekky, Yorkshire UK
I’ve purchased 5 pairs of the denim overalls for me and friends as they are just so versatile and comfortable at the same time as being stylish.We are all super pleased and the fit and cut is just perfect for all body shapes.Claire, Midlands UK
Perfect sweatshirt. The fabric is wonderful quality. Well made and extremely durable. I love this shop!Catherine, West Sussex UK
This is such a beautiful jacket. The perfect weight, colour and such a unique shape. You can tell it’s been made with love and care. I’m so excited to wear it!Helen, Derbyshire UK
I just received my fair trade handwoven jacket and I LOVE it. The fabric is so light and the cut really flattering. It layers well. I wore it today for the first day at a new job. Thanks, Ford&Guy. Looking forward to buying more of your future designs!Elizabeth, Pennsylvania USA
The jacket arrived on time, and well packaged. The material and quality of construction is great – and looks even better in person! Thank you!Amelia, Australia
Love this scrunchie! Delivery was super fast and the product is the perfect chunky scrunchie, an easy statement accessory for your hair. Love the colour choice too. Would recommendHelen, Birmingham UK