WE ARE LÅNE ARKIV, a London-based costume hire house specialising in modern vintage & contemporary clothing. We were founded in 2020 in response to concerns around the human & environmental impact of fast fashion on our planet.
The fashion industry the world's second biggest polluter and the workforce in the garment industry is made up predominantly of women of colour. These workers are paid very little and often receive verbal and physical abuse at work. We want to encourage designers and stylists to move away from fast fashion by hiring more than just period costumes.
Here at LÅNE ARKIV we are passionate about sustainability. We pledge to be as environmentally friendly as possible. For example, we source most of our garments from our local communities and they are usually given to us in plastic bags or bin liners. We put all of this non-recyclable plastic into our ecobrick!
LÅNE ARKIV is run by Costumier Laura and Makeup Artist Lucy. After meeting on a Netflix production in 2019, we decided to create a brand that could help incite a positive change within the UK TV&Film industry. The most important member of our team is Murphy, our CCO (Chief Cuteness Officer).