The founder standing my a rail of made to order clothing
Designing with a mission and conviction that conscious fashion does not have to sacrifice style or quality, exploit people or cost the earth
Hi, I'm Lisa the founder, designer, social media creator, tech support, customer service, fabric buyer, book keeper, order packer and seamstress liaison...
I put customers and garment workers at the centre of everything I do, through timeless, beautifully realised designs that empower women to be their best selves every day, and through my determination to drive long-term positive change in a damaging juggernaut of an industry. Through evolving sustainable practices and a commitment to a more ethical supply chain and consciously created fashion
My background has been in fashion, retail and finance and all 3 coalesced after working through each one in my 20's and 30's to start my own brand in the perfectly, imperfect year of 2020.  A new decade with a new beginning that came with its own set of challenges
I am dedicated to raising awareness of problems within the fashion industry and assisting women to bring more mindfulness to everyday choices under the banner of slower produced fashion, made more ethically whilst acknowledging garment workers everywhere are the alchemists that make fashion possible for consumers.
Woman in a white dress looking down with green landscape all around

the road to sustianability


Hanova Studio is always striving, reviewing and evolving practices to become the most considered and considerate brand it can be

This is reflected in the fabric choices, production processes, packaging and zero waste ethos

All sweatshirts are 100% organic cotton Earth Positive, fabric sourcing now includes LENZING™ ECOVERO™ sustainable viscose options and all fabrics are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. It's a continually evolving journey that is far from being 100% sustainable (if that even exists) but it's a focus I continually strive to improve

sewing pattern pieces and a pink mannequin



The made-to-order process engages makers and wearers in a creative conversation. The garments are made through practices that facilitate empowerment, not exploitation. I want consumers to make a more considered choice when buying new and to encourage customers to curate a wardrobe of quality pieces that they will wear time and time again

Everyone's hard work - and your wallet - is honoured with a fair price, so you can be confident that you're simply paying for quality, design, and a great fit

A sunset image of Brighton Pier East Sussex



Hanova Studio acknowledges the importance of fairness and working with others collaboratively and co-creatively. I only work with a local talent pool of seamstress from Brighton and pay rates set by them

I celebrate the indepdendence of thought and creativity, respect the views of others in an ever-changing fashion space. Hanova Studio values the input and feedback from customers, suppliers, industry experts, activists and seamstresses

  • OEKO-TEX logo

    STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® fabrics that are sourced from dead-stock suppliers and are certified safe from harmful substances for human health

  • Ecovero logo

    LENZING™ ECOVERO™ a better eco responsible viscose option. Sourced from certified and sustainably managed forests in compliance with high environmental standards

  • Organic & ethically made, but crucially, manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind & solar power. EarthPositive® 100% organic cotton is used for sweatshirts