About

Staying rad since 2014…

My name is Rachel Alveston, aka Rad Patch Co, and I am a one woman operation, based in Merseyside, United Kingdom. 

Rad was born in 2014 out of necessity. At the time I was out of work and going through a massive amount of trauma and grief. Embroidery became my lifeline. It pulled me through an impossibly tough spot by allowing me to focus my energy into something creative, while also earning some cash to live on. I’ve not looked back since!

I stock my shop regularly with a variety of found and handcrafted goods – patches, pins, books and more. Every vintage piece listed has been carefully selected by myself and all handcrafted patches have been meticulously embroidered by hand or free-motion embroidered on my trusty Bernina 1008 sewing machine.

By purchasing from Rad, you are supporting the small independent business of an autistic and chronically ill maker. Buying from my shop literally helps put food on my table and keep a roof over my head. I’m forever grateful to my wonderful customers for choosing my shop.

Stay in touch by finding me on Instagram: @radpatchco

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As of September 2020, I now also own and operate badcatsclub.com – a brand I have been closely affiliated with since it’s creation. If you like cats you may want to check it out 😉