Paper Theory

Paper Theory was created in a quest to help those who want to check out of the fast fashion system - but don't want to check out of fashion altogether.

Paper Theory founder Tara has worked right across the Fashion industry, from High street stalwarts like Top Shop and All Saints to luxury catwalk brands like J.W Anderson, Erdem, and Roland Mouret. This breadth of experience gave her insight and expertise into how the fashion industry really works. It is this behind the scenes understanding that lead her to reevaluate how the fashion industry was serving the public and prompted her to create a means for people to dip out of fast fashion without dipping out of fashion altogether.

Paper Theory Patterns are simple in style, with clean modern silhouettes referencing Modernist Design and heavily inspired by the workshop wardrobes of the most prominent female painters, sculptors, writers and crafters of our time. 

Paper Theory’s sewing patterns are now available as physical paper patterns. They are printed onto premium 270g card which makes them luxurious and substantial to hold, but more importantly they will have longevity and not disintegrate with the wear and tear of use. The pattern is printed onto 60gsm paper and each style comes with a full step by step, instruction booklet printed onto 120g paper.

Their patterns are made and printed in England on FSC certified card and paper by a printer who is registered with the Woodland Trust.

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