Splendid Stitches was borne from a desire to keep clothes in use for longer, and out of landfill through high quality clothes repairs services.
Back in 2010 our Founder, Nanna, spotted a gap in the market for specialist vintage alterations and repairs. This was something she had practiced since her teenage years in her native Denmark.
Starting out at fairs around London, the business soon outgrew the spare bedroom. In 2013 we moved to Bloomsbury, central London, from where Splendid Stitches served a loyal and growing customer base spanning private clients and collectors. We soon added 3rd party repairs and alterations services for vintage sellers and retro inspired boutiques to our services.
In 2020, after 10 years of running a successful repairs and alterations studio, and set against the backdrop of the pandemic and ever faster churn of clothing, Nanna discovered many smaller businesses wanted to embrace repairs and alterations as part of their offerings. Using her in-depth knowledge and experience, Nanna extended Splendid Stitches’ services into consultancy and mentoring to help other businesses to implement integrated clothes maintenance services.