The inspiration for our Northern Angels range was actually from a book called ‘The Angels of the North’ by Joyce Quin. It was in there that we discovered just how many influential women had come from the North and how fascinating their history was. We wanted to bring something a little different to our home town of Alnwick that also tied in with what we were doing at Renaissance - a business that was founded on living a more sustainable lifestyle but without having to really compromise on quality or retail experience.
So it was from here that the idea of an ethical and organic clothing range that covered every day casual wear was born - but with a twist.
Every time you wear a Northern Angels piece you are celebrating women who helped shape and forge some of the freedoms and choices we have now - not just the right to vote, but the spirit of adventure and career choices too. Often despite true hardship, they achieved remarkable things and were well ahead of their time.
We have had all of our angels illustrated from original photos for our growing range. So, whether you are visiting the area or want to give a gift that is steeped in local history, the Northern Angels is a truly unique gifting range that is not only designed to be utilised daily, but made responsibly too. We print all of the T-shirts and sweatshirts in-house with the embroidery outsourced to another local business. All of our products are responsibly sourced - that includes our growing lifestyle range too.
We hope you enjoy our story and if you are ever in Alnwick, do please pop in and see us!
Team Northern Angels xx