OUR STORY

La Llama, meaning ‘the flame’ in Spanish, creates unique clothes designed to fit the fiery.

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Designer and founder, Lydia Cooper, has been making bespoke evening-wear since the age of 16. She takes inspiration from the hedonism of the 60s and 70s to reimagine vintage styles and design unique garments that are fun yet elegant, statement yet wearable. She wanted to start La Llama to build a brand that catered to the modern woman in a more modern way. We aim to make creative and beautiful fashion more accessible without compromising on standards. We don’t show our collections seasons ahead but sell directly to you when you’d want it so we can afford to bring high quality products that are made in the UK at the prices we do.


OUR WOMAN

A ‘flame’ does not take herself too seriously but others do. She is as focused on her work as she is on having a good time. We know this woman does not want to be dictated to by fashion or trends, and wants new clothes that fit into her personal brand of style as well as be practical for her lifestyle. 


THE FIT

Having began her journey by making bespoke, made-to-measure outfits, Lydia understands the importance of good fit. We know that it can be impossible to find a consistent size that works for you and standard sizing will never cater to everyone when each body is unique. As an online brand we appreciate this is even more difficult so we try to offer as much information about the fit as possible to get it right for you. We also offer extra tailoring services, including the length of sleeves and hems and inside leg lengths for dresses and trousers. If you have any questions or want even more specific adjustments never hesitate to contact info@la-llama.com and we will see what we can do.


HOW AND WHERE OUR CLOTHES ARE MADE

We are acutely aware of the negative impact fashion is having on the world. We are constantly striving towards making our brand as sustainable as possible within our limited resources as a small business, functioning in an industry that is clouded by opaque supply chains and dictated by economies of scale that suit the big fish.

Lydia has painted the prints for all our printed fabric which is printed in the UK and our collections are made here too and although it costs us more, we can guarantee the quality of the final product as well as the standards under which it is made. La Llama prides itself on a transparent production system that celebrates the craftsmanship in British production. We believe in flexible work opportunities for women and hope in the future to realise our goal of setting up a social enterprise from reinvested profits.


BUG LIFE 

To quote David Attenborough "If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse." 

We wanted to do our best to do our bit to help so for each item purchased, we will donate to this collection's chosen charity BugLife, an organisation which is devoted to the conservation of invertebrates. 

Please click here to find out more about the charity.