No Fixed Abode is founded from Homelessness
No Fixed Abode is founded my Emma Mann. Emma found herself homeless and pregnant. (Read More details on this here) Despite the odds being stacked against her, she engaged in battle to turn her life around and give her unborn daughter the life she never had.Emma Mann grew up on Auckland’s North Shore in New Zealand, she describes her family life as “dysfunctional.” Her drug-addict mother and absent father made life painful as a youngster.
She left her mothers house at age 15 and got into punk music, where she found herself.
Emma moved back to London in 98, "it felt like coming home to me", Emma comments, as her family originated from Scotland.
“I did not accept this homeless situation was going to be the rest of my life,” she says. “Reaching my rock bottom actually made me more determined. I had to pull every ounce of strength I had because of this amazing child. She is my gift and I had to do the best I could for her.”
“I am the kind of person who turns bad experiences into something positive, so when I started playing around with names for the label I thought of No Fixed Abode because I’d moved 17 times in two years and had been homeless.” So No Fixed Abode was founded in 2013 in London.
"I see No Fixed Abode as a symbol of determination, positive attitude and spirit, when faced with a huge amount of adversity. I will never give up on my dream and neither should anyone else." Comments Emma
No Fixed Abode only works with ethical producers in fashion textiles. We are supporters of social change and enterprise.
About the collections
No Fixed Abode of London is an innovative international streetwear company, producing collections of clothing and accessories.
Since its creation in 2013, No Fixed Abode has pioneered individual statement pieces for men and women, into the world of premium casual wear, becoming a true alternative to the established luxury market.
Our brand is made up of two fashion lines: one is our Couture line, Designed and Made in London, from the finest quality textiles we source. This is called No Fixed Abode of London. We design and make all the parts of the garments ourselves. This is a the design and manufacture of garments to a client's specific requirements and measurements. We show and exhibit at London and Paris Fashion weeks on a regular basis for this designer collection.
The other line is made up from is made up of everyday causal wear, of premium quality, still with a limited availability. We design everything in London, production is in Los Angles, The United States and England, United Kingdom.
No Fixed Abode’s Philosophy:
Individual Anarchism, we are all different, so lets embrace this and wear individual clothing.
No Fixed Abode’s Manifesto:
We live by our own set of rules and make our own way in the world. We are individual, lets show that through our clothing.
We design and produce fashion garments of luxury quality for people that like to be different, get noticed, the rebels, the individuals, the pioneers of change. We Like standing out from the crowd, doing things differently. We don’t want to fit in or to conform. We’re all about freedom of expression.
No Fixed Abode are all about ethical working conditions for workers in the production houses we use. We will only work with companies that support and hero this statement.
We hero and support emerging artists as well as established. This is anyone in the world, from rappers, to break dancers. Our love music and dance, it has a strong presence, as a large influence of our brand, our founder Emma Mann grew up immersed in Reggae and the British Punk scene.
This brand was created by a person and is still run by the founder who has lived the street culture.
Please see our culture page for more information.