Daisy Hambro from ethical menswear brand Tobias Clothing spared five minutes to share her five top feeds on Instagram.

‘My Instagram feed takes on a lot of different angles and I love the inspiration I get from looking at other people’s photos and images,’ says Daisy Hambro, founder of stylish laidback menswear brand Tobias Clothing. Daisy designs cotton and super soft linen shirts with a difference; spot a splash of colour on the collar and the cuffs as a nod to the brand’s Indian heritage. ‘I think social media is an invaluable tool for setting up a business. It helps people get an instant feel for your company as you can use it as a moodboard to embody everything you envisage your brand to represent.’

For each shirt you buy from Tobias, 10% profits will go directly to the Akanksha Foundation educating India’s underprivileged children. ‘I started the brand while living in Bombay in 2012 and named it after my husband which is where the inspiration for the shirts came from. I kept copying an old favourite shirt of his with a local tailor and thought that it would be brilliant to use the colours and fabrics of India to start a shirt business and it has been non stop ever since.’ Launching soon is their block print collection of shirts. Here, Daisy spared five minutes to select her top feeds on Insta:

@majesticdisorder


This arts and culture magazine and creative agency share incredible images and daily inspiration from around the world. This feed has an amazing combination of sustainability, human rights, travel and textiles.

@iandijewellery


Kirsty Patterson is my favourite jewellery designer. All her pieces tell such a wonderful story and her images always make me think of what I want to buy next. She designs really delicate pieces that become an extension of you - I have a ganesh necklace and I never taken it off since the moment I got it.

@tommy.clarke


Tommy is an amazing photographer and takes aerial views from a helicopter and just turns the world on its head - which I think is what all of us need once in a while. I am always amazed how he can turn something relatively mundane into something beautiful just by changing perspective.

@ethicalfashionforum


It is really important that everything I wear is ethically made and so nice to have a reminder about why we make these choices. I incorporate this into my brand as well and it’s really nice to see that it really means a lot to other people as it not always the easiest, cheapest or simplest choice but always the best in the end.

@lovetravel_india


I lived in India for three years and I started my business there which explains why I love Fiona Caulfield’s photos. They always bring back such happy memories, especially on grey London days. I didn't think I would miss the chaos of Bombay city life as much as I do.

April 2017