MANNERS LONDON is designed and run by myself, Sally Mansfield, a self taught designer, travel lover and single parent.
When I moved to London after many years of living in Asia, I wanted to find a way to stay connected to the beautiful Island of Bali and the small family business that had made me endless, glorious garments during my time there. Being a curvy woman living in Asia, buying clothes from shops was just not an option so I became very close with the tailors I used. I also wanted to be my own boss so I could have more time for my son and to create something that empowers and feels inclusive.
And so MANNERS LONDON was born.
THE MAKERS, FABRIC & IDEA
The idea was simple and with some help from Pak Dewa my fantastic tailor and his wife Ibu Sunny I created a small simple range.
The fabric I use is the trade mark of my business and something I will never compromise on. I wanted to create pieces that would give confidence, low back dresses that can be worn by women with boobs and bums and tummies, skirts that don’t ride up and wide thick waist bands to smooth and shape whilst being extremely comfortable.
All the prints are original prints and are hand screen printed under the Indonesian sun (tricky in rainy season as it takes weeks to dry)!
New to London I started off selling at Portabello Raod Market and Spitalfields market from which I have met many amazing women and gained lots of loyal customers.
Building and creating Manners London is an ongoing journey, the best part of which is working with and being surrounded and supported by beautiful, powerful, interesting, kind and strong women!