Personalised Equestrian Wear
For our personalised garments prices include all the embroidery. So whether your looking for personalised hoodies, personalised matching sets, or personalised leggings we will use our expertise to find you the best garments available for you at the price you have available to spend, and expertly add impressive embroidery or screen printing to transfom your garment.
On all of our personalised items we use eco friendly embroidery thread when the colours are available at no added price to you.
We also use hoodies which have a high % of natural fibre whenever possible, as these are better for the environment. And we are adding more and more eco options as they become available .
Eco Friendly & Ethical Equestrian Wear
If you haven't already guessed Truly Bespoke is trying to be as eco friendly as possible, without raising our prices. As a science graduate, a horse lover, and a life long interest and professional courses in sewing, tailoring and design, I wanted to be able to offer my customers more choice in their horse riding wear.
I wanted to offer stylish well made equestrian garments that were being ethically produced and were less harmful to the environment and more sustainable.
Custom Made Show Wear
So a little about how and when I started and my passion for my horses and sewing.
My passion for both started when I was a child and I either liked to be riding horses or making things. I learnt sewing at school and in fact this is wear I made my 1st riding jacket. It wasn't lined or anything but it was a good try for a 14 year old, and my teacher thought it was wonderful. From there I bought myself a sewing machine and took myself off on various sewing and tailoring courses.
Pretty much the same happened with my passion for horses, well apart from learning horse riding at school which I do actually think would be a great addition to the National Curriculum. I was never lucky enough to have a horse as a child but every weekend I spent helping out at the riding school just so I could go on the 2 o'clock fast ride!
Then I found Gollings Farm where I could hire a horse for 50p a morning. Well that was it! I was away with a different horse every weekend to the house asking my dad to buy it! But he never did! But I now have an amazing horse called Amber, I've had her over 20 years and she is now 24! She is the beautiful bay in the picture at the top.
I still enjoy riding my horse Amber Cadanza who is slightly arthritic, and especially enjoy going on special outings like cross –country days, show jumping clinics, and dressage competitions, as well as pleasure rides and general hacks out around my local area. Getting new things for me and her is always so exciting. I don’t think I will ever grow out of loving horses!
I also have Welsh Section D, named Princess who is now 2. I had her since she was a foal How time flies! I'm hoping to break her in myself when the time comes, but I will see how she is progressing before I risk getting on.
So I set up my business in 2014, although very different than my previous career as a teacher I love it because it is so creative. I do miss teaching a bit though just the kids really.
My business which started in a spare room, moved into premises at North Lizard Lane Riding School in 2017, where I started to build a loyal customer base. In 2019, we were given the devastating news that the premises were no longer available as the landlord had decided to use the building for other purposes.
Truly Bespoke moved to their new location at Pine tree Business Centre in July 2019 and the business is going from Strength to Strength with loyal customers throughout the UK.
Our plan is to continue to provide top class personalised equestrian wear making it easy for equestrians to find all the lovely garments they need . Also to encourage customers to try our new Eco Friendly Brand, and attract new customers who are interested in the environment and ethical products etc. To continue to offer custom made equestrian wear for customers .
Eco Dog Wear
In 2022 we started doing some personalised dog wear such as bandannas, we have decided that the best way forward for this is to just offer eco friendly dog wear. So all our bandannas are now made from either recycled fabrics, cotton or organic cotton. They are all hand crafted and if personalised we will use eco friendly embroidery thread.
We will also be making other dog items from recycled fabrics including dog hoodies ,fleeces, beds etc and this will hopefully cut down on fabrics going to land fill.
Our plan for this year is to further reduce our Carbon Footprint by becoming a Carbon Partner with Moor Trees, helping increase woodland cover in Devon. The business will donate money to buy saplings which will be planted to create new woodland in Dartmoor. And we have introduced our no plastic policy.
Here at Truly Bespoke we are interested in all things horsey and each year sponsor a number of riders as well as professional coaches.
Here at Truly Bespoke we are committed to helping equestrian charities and currently support the Washington RDA, with a discount on goods purchased.