Stockbridge, Edinburgh is going to get it's very own vegan womenswear shop very soon. Treen, as it will be named will stock will offer a range of clothing that hails from brands that can demonstrate the positive impact that they have had on the fashion industry. This really is a first for Edinburgh and we're sure that vegans and those looking to live more sustainably in the area hope that there is even more to come.
Treen will be located within Space at Seventeen in the Stockbridge area of the city. Situated at 17 St Stephen Street, this is a private hire concept that allows retailers to hire the space as a pop-up residency, giving them a chance to see how well their retail offering will go down in the Edinburgh area before they commit to something more permanent. It seems that Treen will also be brightening up the area during their residency with a calendar of events, designed to breathe some life into the Stockbridge part of town.
Catriona Anderson is the founder of Treen. She has studied fashion at university and has over 8 years of experience in the fashion and retails industry. In the past, she has had stores in both Hong Kong, China and the UK. It is her commitment to veganism, however, that has prompted her to give Treen a chance to succeed. She says that her transition to becoming a vegan in 2015 forced her to reevaluate her wardrobe as well as her eating habits. As part of this, she realised that there wasn't really a one-stop shop where those who were conscious of the impact they were having on the planet could shop. From there, Treen was born.
The store will stock clothing, footwear and accessories that are sustainable. The emphasis will not be on fast fashion, which can be detrimental to the environment itself, but will focus on style that will last and last. Treen will feature a collection of clothes that not only look good but also have been created in a way that is not harmful to the environment in any way. It is understood that more and more clothes will also grace the establishment over the period of their residency within Space at Seventeen. At last vegans in Edinburgh will have somewhere to shop to fulfil their fashion needs without having to resort to the internet.
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