Labour and Wait have, to use a word that usage has increased exponentially recently, curated a very nice selection of stuff from their East London base successfully for fifteen years. Offering hardware and clothing that has been globally sourced with the only criteria that it 1) be fantastic and 2) get better with age.
Originally started to as a reaction to the cyclical nature of fashion industry and because founders Rachel Wyth-Morgan and Simon Watkins had become tired of rehashing the same old designs the main store is located on Redchurch Street but there are also concessions in Dover Street Market and Japanese store BShop in Kobe, Osaka and Tokyo. The ones in England are probably a bit more convenient though.
For their 15th birthday Labour and Wait have selected fifteen products that truly embody their ethos and have been in the store's offer since the start. The word stalwarts comes to mind and they do indeed have everyday use. The prices range from paper glue for £3.50 to traditional Welsh tapestry blankets for £220.
The 15 year anniversary collection is available online and in store at 85 Redchurch Street.
- Seth Footring