About us

British by design

David Nieper is a distinctively British brand, creating beautifully enduring pieces you’ll turn to year after year. Our designs are timeless with a nod to the contemporary, combining comfort and flattering style in clothes that bring you confidence.

Each piece is crafted to look as lovely as it feels. Artistic flair runs in my family – my grandfather and father both spent their lives in fashion – and I’m proud to lead a skilled team of designers today. Our stand-out prints have become something of a signature and we curate new, exclusive collections every season. Abstract geometrics or soft, meadowy florals, we print each one here in Britain to bring you a world of colour and high-quality designs.

- Christopher Nieper OBE


David Nieper

Made to fit and flatter your shape

You shouldn't have to sacrifice style for comfort. Our all-female design team know this and invest hours in creating clothes that flatter a mature silhouette. We use pattern blocks tailored to our customers’ shape and ask real women to test, trial and review each piece. From mix-and-match separates to a beautifully printed dress – you know your clothes will fit. And, because everything is made in house, you can enjoy the ease of reliable sizing.

Our prints

Prints have always been at the heart of our collections.

We love them for the personality and colour they add to your look, as well as the confidence a joyful pattern can give.

Each season, we curate an edit spanning modern and classic styles. Every design you see is original and exclusive – you won’t find it anywhere else. We’re also one of the few fashion brands printing fabric in house and built our own eco-friendly print factory in 2019. This unique approach means we can be particular about quality and bring you bold, beautiful colours every season. You can feel good about your choices, too – British-based printing means our clothes use far less water and energy than standard methods.

Responsible. Sustainable.

We’re proud to bring you fashion with a lighter footprint. Sustainability isn’t a stand-alone part of our business; rather something we integrate into our every decision. From sourcing ethical suppliers to sending almost nothing to landfill, we’re committed to building a greener future for UK fashion. Our achievements were recognised in 2020 when we received a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.

Find out more about our sustainable initiatives here.

Passing on precious skills

We make your clothes using traditional, time-honoured techniques – a precious find among the fast fashion of today. We’ve made it our mission to protect these skills by becoming an Employer Training Provider and offering nationally recognised apprenticeships. Aspiring dressmakers train in our Sewing Academy, picking up skills first-hand from our most experienced team members. We also led the national trailblazer for fashion apprenticeships and helped to establish the new sewing machinist syllabus at both Level 2 and Level 3.

We’re proud of our Derbyshire roots and seize any opportunity to support local people. We formed the Christopher Nieper Education Trust seven years ago, allowing us to sponsor schools like the David Nieper Academy. At one time one of the weakest secondary schools in Derbyshire, it’s now one of the country’s most oversubscribed. An employability-focused curriculum fusing academic and vocational teaching makes it an exceptional place to learn – a place where tomorrow’s achievers are made.

David Nieper. A family business, with family values.

How We Make Your Clothes