Behind the Seam
Hi, I’m Megan!
I created By Megan Crosby for women who love fashion, but hate the impact it has on the planet.
Every piece you see here is designed by me. It’s then handmade by either myself or my teeny, tiny team of freelance seamstresses, just for you. I use remnant, sustainable and deadstock fabrics as well as environmentally friendly dyes on every garment, to make sure I’m not harming the planet when I make pretty things.
Each item is made to order, so as well as giving you the perfect fit, I’m also not wasting fabric. All of my designs are also modifiable, so if you see a piece and wish the hemline was slightly longer or the neckline was a tad higher, get in touch and I’ll create something bespoke.
Since the age of 14 I’ve been sewing and making clothes. I started out designing cushions and kimonos for myself and ended up launching a festival fashion brand called Shop Genoa, where I sold made-to-order co-ords, kimonos and all sorts of fun festival things.
I loved it and it really blew up on Instagram, but I was so young and had no experience, so I ended up closing shop when I was old enough to go to uni. After graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth with a BA in Fashion Design back in 2018, I realised the environmental damage that the clothing industry is responsible for. And to be honest, I was horrified.
I had always loved fashion but knew something had to change, so I started searching for sustainable brands to shop from. What I found was pretty boring, with most brands focusing on basic pieces in neutral tones.
I decided to create the colourful, ethical label I was so desperately looking for.
And in May 2019 By Megan Crosby was born.
My business started out as a one woman band, with me designing and hand making everything from my Portsmouth dining room. I worked all hours of the day and night on the brand, packaging every order, replying to every customer message on social media and doing my bit to make the fashion industry better.
I received overwhelming support online and as my brand grew, my team did too. I now have three freelance seamstresses, Gay, Kate & Carywn who cut and sew for me up in Nottingham. Down in my Portsmouth studio (which is no longer in my house) there’s me, Georgie, my production assistant and my creative assistant.
Together we make up the By Megan Crosby team, helping you to dress bright, make better shopping decisions and buy fashion with a clear conscience.