Double Double is an ethical clothing brand of matching sets and suits. Our sets have a simple, 70s’inspired design and are unisex.
Our aesthetic choices are driven by multiple inspirations, from school uniforms, matching outfits from the 70s, West African studio portrait photography to anything matching (or “double”).
Sustainability is at the heart of our project: our collections are small-scale and made in collaboration with ethical clothing workshops.
Double Double was founded in 2020 by Adelie de Soumagnat.
In 2022 and 2023, our desire was to explore with new fabrics and to source second-hand and dead-stocks so we decided to do very limited drops in tartan and silk, that got sold-out almost straight away.
Our third collection of 150 pieces was launched in July 2022 and made in France, Marseille in collaboration with the ethical textile workshop 13 A'tipik.
With vintage school uniforms and 70s suits still in mind, this collection was once again produced in Marseille, this time using linen and traditional Vichy fabrics.
New pieces inspired by cook uniforms were introduced : a new top inspired by Japanese aprons and a wrap skirt inspired by barmaid aprons. Once again, we tried to have the least waste possible: all left-over fabric was used for our Double Double scrunchies and scarfs and produced by local tailoring studios in Marseille.
Our second collection was launched in October 2021 and made in France, Marseille in collaboration with the ethical textile workshop 13 A'tipik.
With vintage school uniforms still in mind, the second collection was produced in Marseille using traditional Vichy and popeline fabrics. New shirts and tops were introduced to this new limited edition of 100 pieces. Once again, we tried to have the least waste possible: all left-over fabric was used for our Double Double scrunchies and scarfs and produced by local tailoring studios in Marseille.
Our debut collection was designed between Kenya (Nairobi) and France (Marseille) in January 2021 and inspired by Kenyan school uniforms.
School uniforms are widespread in Kenya. Their colours, prints and designs change depending on schools and grades. They often have gingham or tartan prints that match the colour scheme of the school and classroom walls.
With this in mind, we created our first collection using Kenyan school uniform fabrics with gingham and tartan prints. Our sets include high-waisted, slightly flared and cropped trousers with a cropped bustier top and/or a loose-fitting shirt – cropped or long.
For our first collection we worked in collaboration with Design Co-Lab, a sustainable textile workshop based in Nairobi, Kenya. This limited-edition collection of just 48 pieces is a zero-waste production, with all left-over fabric used for this season’s accessories: the Double Double scrunchies and scarfs. The tailors at Design Co-Lab produced each piece with care and attention to detail. All the fabrics used were sourced locally in Kenya.
We are very much inspired by vintage sets and suits. In our second-hand section, you will find one-off gems and treasures found in thrift stores and markets across Kenya and France. Coming soon!