Alora is a not-for-profit organization run by students in Cambridge that sells high quality, handmade bespoke gowns and dresses which are made to order by a tailor in Vietnam.

The proceeds are used to fund the education of vulnerable women. They are taught tailoring skills by our Vietnamese partner Ms Yen and her team of experts. This allows the women to earn a comfortable living on their own.

So far we have funded and overseen the education of three women, 2 of which suffer from severe physical disabilities. Find out more about them by clicking on ethical Alora. Our aim for this year is to have another 2 women in full time training and to have begun to educate the women in how to run a successful business. Our long term goal is to establish an official Alora tailoring school called Against All Odds, so more women can gain the valuable skills they need to help turn their lives around.

This Lent term we will be holding fittings every other Saturday (starting from the 26th January) from 12-4pm in The Vaults on Trinity Street. BOOK NOW by signing up for one of our slots on the doodle poll or by emailing

Alora poster

Find Us On Facebook

Contact Us


"The dress was absolutely spectacular. It conformed almost exactly to the design I gave and fit me like a glove."

- Kelly Acetta

"One of the most beautiful dresses I have ever worn. The silk material, combined with the sumptuous bordeaux colour, made it look exceptionally glamourous"

- Natalie Sauer