Lady Jane Sequins: Our Story
From Bristol to Bangkok
Lady Jane Sequins is based in Bristol in the summer and Bangkok in the winter, where our products are handmade by families Lady Jane met during her 30 years of travelling and working in Thailand.
We are an ethical business, we believe in sustainability and good working practices. We pay above average wages, and value honesty, transparency, having a laugh, not sweating the small stuff, picking up the pieces when times are tough and celebrating our successes together when times are good.
Quality fashion takes time, we value our tailors expertise and experience needed to make the very best in sequin wear. Sequin material is not easy to work with, it takes expert tailoring and pattern cutting to make it fit comfortably and look fabulous. Our ethos is reflected in the quality of our sequin clothing and we know a little touch of sparkle made with lots of love can go a long way and last a life time!
So who are Lady Jane Sequins?
The Original Sequin Festival Queen: Lady Jane
Imagine a time, only a decade ago, when there was barely a sequin to be seen, I know...Unimaginable! As a circus performer, I was constantly, scouring festivals for original, sparkly, fabulous costume wear, with mixed results. So when I reluctantly hung up my juggling hats and acrobatic shoes I decided there was a gap in the market waiting to be filled!
Lady Jane Bristol, as we were then, was born and was the first trader to introduce sequin vintage clothing and costumes as well as brand new sequin clothing designs to the UK festival scene. We had a new concept in festival selling, to bring the most beautiful boutique shopping experience to our customers in the field. And the rest, as they say, is history! For nearly ten years I’ve been touring our sequin-laden, disco booming, magic making festival shop at festivals all over the UK, a few in Europe and Thailand too.
Meet The Team Behind Lady Jane Sequins:
The Ultimate Sequin Boss: P’ped
Lady Jane met P’ped in the little lanes of the enormous JJs Market in Bangkok nearly a decade ago and it was sequin sister love at first sight. P’ped is well known and well loved in Bangkok, she has been a trader all her life, but actually she wants to be a lady-monk! P’ped works with various members of her family and extended family sourcing, repairing, reworking vintage sequin wear of all kinds. It’s P'ped and her team that make our beautiful sequin kimonos in short, and long styles our gorgeous jumpsuits and our new amazing sequin playcapes.
P’ped lives, breaths, speaks, loves sequins and beautiful clothes 24/7, she sleeps at her shop more than she does at home, and is the ultimate Sequin Boss lady!
The Funniest, Friendliest Head Tailor: Suree
Long before Lady Jane Sequins was a twinkle in my eye, Suree used to make my circus costumes. No matter how disorganised I am (and I am, shhh!) or over the top I want something (and I do) Suree always has it in hand with the biggest booming laugh you’ve ever heard. It was a natural progression when I began my business to have Suree on board. Suree works with a tight-knit team of tailors who patiently hand sew each individual sequin onto our hand sewn sequin shorts, bralettes and playsuits. When we’re not talking about sequins in the shop we can both be found laughing and putting the world to rights over copious amounts of Thai food on the street outside.