Clothing Repairs and Alterations

Sustainability is fashion’s current buzzword. Instead of buying new, care for and repair what’s already in your wardrobe with the help of these brilliant services:

Clothes Doctor

This simple collection and repair service takes all the hassle out of alterations and repairs. A team of talented seamstresses work from their beautiful stone workshop in Cornwall – all you need to do is select the service that you need via their website or a quick phone call, and a courier will collect your items, which will be repaired and sent back to you. They cover all sorts of services – anything from sewing buttons, stitching hems, going down a dress size, repairing a zip and sewing name tapes to eco-friendly dry cleaning and deep-freeze anti-moth treatment. Minimum order £20.

Belinda Robertson Cashmere 

Renowned for cashmere jumpers, Belinda Robertson also offers a bespoke Repair and Revive service – and it can be used by everyone, even if your item isn’t made by her. Post your cashmere up to their HQ at 69 Wilson Place, East Lothian, Scotland and their team will assess what needs to be done. Repairs are followed by a gentle cleaning, de-pilling, and a wrinkle reducing steam, and then it’s packaged up and returned to you as good as new.


Setting about addressing the toxic world of dry cleaning, BLANC are the eco-friendly company that use only natural, biodegradable and non toxic solvents. Their services include dry cleaning as well as laundry, tailoring, waxing and waterproofing and leather repairs for shoes and bags. If you can’t get into a store (there are 4 locations in Marylebone, Notting Hill, White City and Chelsea) they now offer home collection and return in most London postcodes.

— Daisy Allsup
17th October 2018