meet the curator

 

For me, bohème curation came as a natural progression from my blog, bohème tea,  which was born from my passion for the search of a slow and ethical way of living. It pairs so perfectly with my love of simple, yet beautiful aesthetics, especially when it comes to fashion. I discovered quite a few years back that vintage and secondhand shopping could afford me quality made pieces without the price-tag or environmental implications of buying new. bohème is my way of sharing my slow fashion journey

 

Like so many of us, I am horrified by the impact of fast fashion on both the people and the planet, and in fact the fashion industry as a whole. My aim here is to do something to help lessen the effects of the industry by being a part of the evolving narrative of circular fashion, sustainability and creating a business that has a positive impact 

 

I curate with longevity in mind, pieces that will last because of their quality and timeless design - choosing only pieces that I truly adore, for you to love for years to come. The pieces you find here are a reflection of my style and ethos, favouring smaller brands & natural materials

 

Coming up to almost one year, bohème has grown beyond anything I could have imagined and your support means the absolute world to me, thank you for taking this journey with me!

With love

Leanna

a mother and son walking through london

the process

bohème curation sources vintage, pre-loved and sustainably-made pieces for you and your home. With a focus on high quality designs and natural materials, to offer you effortless yet elevated sustainable style, with each item handpicked by myself

I curate these collections to the bohème style. Each vintage & preloved piece is researched, sourced, repaired & laundered - I work closely with a very talented and diligent local seamstress who breathes life back into many beautiful pieces so that they are ready to be reloved 

The new items here, including the bohème basics range and our jewellery collaboration with April March, are woman-run, small batch brands. They are trusted for their continuing sustainability practices & ethos - as well as their exquisite quality and style

The packaging is responsibly sourced (mostly from the UK) and is entirely recyclable and/or compostable. The boxes that are used for larger orders are often reused from stock and consignment to extend their lifecycle and paper is reused by shredding it and using it for padding

I work from my small home-based studio in South London, where I photograph and edit the items (with some entertainingly awkward modelling to boot) and fastidiously prep them for their new homes. I do take care of every aspect of bohème myself, from admin to tech, social media and sustainability research so many elements are quite casual and it remains a passionate yet humble venture to inspire a more conscious and slower way of embracing style

camera equipment home studio
designer bag clothes on a rail
eco packages brown paper package
 
 

the ethos

bohème aims to be as ethical, sustainable and transparent as possible. We care deeply about the well-being of our planet and all people on it. We want our customers to be free to shop with peace of mind, knowing that there are no hidden costs

GIVING BACK

10% of Bohème Curation profits are donated to Choose Love, Help Refugees Ltd. who provide emergency humanitarian aid and long term solutions in Calais, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Serbia and the UK (read more about them and their wonderful work below)

SUSTAINABILITY

All packaging is either recyclable, reusable or compostable - or a combination of the 3! Carbon offsetting is implemented for overseas orders and purchasing

 

ETHICAL SOURCING

Purchasing is via consignment, private sale and vintage picking. We focus on repairs and restorations as much as possible

PARTNERSHIPS

Any brands whose products we provide on their behalf {new items} are checked and trusted by bohème as ethical and sustainable businesses

AWARENESS

bohème promises to remain aware of the evolving conversations regarding ethical and sustainable trading, making changes where necessary and above all to be open and honest 

choose love

Help Refugees

We help where the need is greatest.

We are pioneering a new movement in humanitarian aid: fast, flexible, and transparent.

We get your funds to the people who need them most as quickly as possible. 89% of your donations go directly towards supporting refugees.

– We are among the most efficient refugee charities in Europe
– We’ve had thousands of volunteers
– We’re funded by people like you
– We don’t have any highly paid executives
– We provide vital aid to people fleeing war, persecution and climate change

Help Refugees Website