Women have always found creative ways to make a statement with what they wear. From the berets of the black panthers in the Sixties to the quiet resolution to only wear clothes made in the UK, fashion is an important ally for change.

At Birdsong, we create clothing for women who dress in protest. We do the slogans too – our No Borders and Still I Rise tees are some of our best-sellers – but we also make statements that last longer than the time it take to read a t-shirt. Wearing our collection of original wardrobe staples is a protest in itself– against the fast nature of the fashion industry, against the obsessive pursuit of trends and against the systematic abuse of women in the production line. We know that women want more from their wardrobe but that the world of ethical, sustainable and local fashion can be a minefield. So we’ve ticked all the boxes for you.

We design clothes for remarkable women, but we’re also made by them. We work with expert women makers who face barriers to employment – from artists and printmakers to seamstresses and painters – and pay them London living wage to bring our designs to life.

You won’t find anything like our collection on the high street. It’s about thoughtful clothes in bright colours, edgy silhouettes and original prints made from natural fabrics. Our block colour jumpsuits, hand printed trousers and super-soft knitwear are staples that will spark conversation for a lifetime (because, obviously, everything’s made to last). So join the Birdsong flock – tell us what you want you want to wear and how you plan to shout about it.

Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.

– Virginia Woolf