The eco-friendly Winton business Studio Zipcode has been able to re-open after Lockdown 2.0. And they’re now taking last orders for the holiday season…
Lockdown 2.0 is over, Christmas is around the corner and Studio Zipcode has officially re-opened.
The shop was still operating online during the second lockdown. But as of 4th December, you are welcome to come in-store and browse around. At a time when shopping locally has never been more important, this independent shop, which made its way into our community during the first lockdown, has come back to greet us with its funky, original, and creative signature style. Studio Zipcode started as an online platform during the first lockdown and its success led it to expand into a physical store in Winton.
The current climate has been increasingly worrying for “non-essential” shops. Lockdown 2.0 saw 33% of Brits completing their Christmas shopping online by the end of November, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing. However SmallBusiness.co.uk says shopping locally is the best way to support the community.
THE STUDIO ZIPCODE STORY
Studio Zipcode was founded by Emily Coleman, who continues to run it full-time, alongside Maddy Sharp and Paris Morgan. These two serve as part-time staff and also brand ambassadors at the Winton studio. Emily “discovered the devastating impacts of fast fashion on workers and the environment”. And having found a gap in the local market for it she decided to “take a stand and create the brand”. She is a fashion student, keen on finishing her degree at AUB to then focus on Studio Zipcode. To be able to expand the team and find a way to make the pricing even more affordable.
Since opening their online orders in May, they have received over 400 orders, and Emily says this increases every day. All the clothes and items are Emily’s original designs, and her main goal is to “produce sustainable, ethical, and affordable products that make people feel happy and empowered”.
The studio prides itself with cruelty-free, plastic package-free, ethically-made items. For Emily, planet conservation and fashion are central to her shop’s ethos. It serves as a platform to share her personal designs and encourage environmentally safe and ethical consumption. Every single item is handmade with sustainable materials like organic cotton and deadstock fabrics. Fabric remnants are then upcycled into zero-waste products: such as scrunchies, face masks, face wipes and earrings.
Interested in Studio Zipcode? You can find them at 710 Wimborne Rd, Winton, BH9 2EG. Or you can order online through their website and via Instagram. Also, for more local fashion stories, click here. Plus, don’t forget to follow us on our social channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube!