At Glow we create light reflective knitwear accessories that are fashionable, functional and are individually hand crocheted by marginalised ladies in London. Our knitwear looks good, feels good and does good.
Founded by Comet Chukura, Designer / Stylist, and graduate of The London College of Fashion, Glow was initially developed to enable the cycle chic look, but not exclusively so. We realised that being seen on your bike at night is important, but up until now it’s been at the expense of looking good. At Glow we think that it’s possible to be seen, to look good and be part of a great story...
Our range of Snoods, Fingerless Gloves and Leg Warmers do not compromise style for function, instead we have created a light reflective knitwear range for the chic commuter / dog walker / parent or child who cares about their safety, their appearance and social impact in ethical fashion.
Our range is luxurious and adaptable. Our knitwear is breathable and soft. Our yarn has a unique, light reflective fibreglass fused into its fibres. These components create a range which is effortlessly ready to wear in the day and beautifully light reflective at night. The fibreglass yarn sits within the wool seamlessly and although you can't feel it against your skin it catches and reflects car headlights and streetlights in the dark, so at night the glassfibre elements come to life and glows, illuminating the wearer as light bounces off of it. (Take a photo using the flash and you'll see what we mean.)
And that’s not all, each time you wear an item from our range, your choice to be part of GLOW enables you to stand with those who are vulnerable, as you stand out at night. Each of our pieces are individually hand made by disadvantaged women, providing them an opportunity to gain work skills, a supplementary income and be part of a greater community. We empower our makers, paying them a fair wage, utilising their established skill set and enabling them to believe and realise their value. One woman at a time we at GLOW are making a difference in community.