Meet Glow, a pioneering accessories brand designing knitwear that champions style, safety and social impact all at once.
They’re making high-vis an everyday part of your wardrobe, with a range of adaptable headwear and snoods that reflect light at night. These can be worn as a normal fashion accessory in the day, seamlessly transforming into a high-vis safety accessory after dark.
It’s innovative functional fashion at its finest, ideal for cyclists or any style and safety conscious city dweller.
The knitwear is handmade by local London women, especially BAMER (black, asian, minority ethnic, refugee) women who often struggle to access the labour market. Glow collaborates with women’s groups to find makers, forming partnerships that empower them economically through a London Living Wage, benefit their wellbeing and help them fulfil their potential.
In true slow fashion style, these makers knit and crochet the collection of beanies, snoods and headbands using mulesing-free wool (that means no sheep are harmed in the making, FYI).
Meet The Founder
After tiring of life as a stylist, Comet Chukura decided to get back into fashion design. Her aim was to create items that would benefit the people buying them as well as the people making them.
As a cyclist herself, She was well aware of how the usual high-vis gear lacked style, which sparked the idea for the Glow knitwear range.
Comet recognised the making of her knitwear designs could provide flexible employment for women who can’t always thrive in a traditional 9-to-5 role. And so together with fashion and cycling, Comet was able to build Glow around another of her passions: empowering disadvantaged women.