Local designer launches own label

Helen Davies
Helen Davies

A talented Cornish fashion designer has launched her own range of eco-friendly clothing.

EKO Sense, created by 26-year-old Helen Davies, launched this week with an e-commerce website ekosense.co.uk and catalogue of the Autumn/Winter 09 collection.

The clothes are made from sustainable fabrics and selected using the latest technology in eco-fibres – including bamboo fibre, soyabean protein fibre and organic cotton.

Davies, aged 26, has moved back to St Just after a career in London as a fashion designer.

This first collection is inspired by Cornish sculptor Barbara Hepworth, incorporating soft lines, drapes and twists into the designs.

She commented: “Launching the EKO Sense Autumn/Winter 09 collection is incredibly exciting and the culmination of a lot of hard work.

“I’ve been lucky to work with some incredible young, creative and local people to bring this project to fruition. I hope people like it as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.”