Boom Boom the Label

April 23, 2018

 Photos by Lucy Limage

 

Founder & CEO, Alie Mackintosh

 

I’ve always loved fashion. I’m a very practical, hands-on person; I love to take something and make something from it. When I was at university I found this big box of old fabrics in a charity shop and just started experimenting with how I could make those into garments. I only really had my mind set on making clothes for myself, but I started getting a lot of questions from other girls, asking ‘where did you get your dress?’ and that was really when I realised that there was an opportunity for me, because people were interested in what I was doing.

 

I started Boom Boom the Label in 2012, while I was still at university. I set myself up a website and I was working out of my spare room, making all the dresses on a domestic sewing machine and carrying them up to the Post Office to send out. I moved to my first premises in 2014 and now there are 20 of us working from our studio in Malling. Our clothing is stocked by DASH - the womenswear boutique owned by Kourtney, Khloé, and Kim Kardashian - and we were really excited to see Kim photographed wearing one of our dresses... [read more]

 

 

 Photos by Lucy Limage

 

 

Boom Boom won Small Business of the Year in the 2016 Lewes District Business Awards. Enter this year’s awards at lewesdistrictbusinessawards.co.uk

 

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