UPCYCLING WITH INDUSTRIAL DEADSTOCK
Deadstock materials were sourced from a local textile manufacturer who supplies the transport, office and education industry. Pieces have an industrial look and bring in craft elements by use of patchwork and applique techniques.
RECYCLED DENIM & ZERO WASTE
Recycled denim pieces are created using old denim jeans with various faults. Marks and stains are artistically covered with embroidery and patch pockets. Zero Waste patterns are used to create adjustable garments leaving no waste from the cutting out phase. Any left over materials are used to create small accessories.
CREATIVE MENDING & UPCYCLING
Tired and worn clothing and textiles are reworked and repaired with hand embroidery, darning, natural dyes and fabric painting and added adaptability for better fitting.
FAIR TRADER & THE AFRICAN FABRIC SHOP COLLABORATION
A collection created using fairly traded South African and Ghanaian Fabrics. Unique patterns and techniques are created through indigo dyeing, use of eco-friendly dyes and batik techniques by artisans in Ghana and The Gambia. Designs are loose fitting with minimal fastenings for easy wear. Matching jewellery is made using fabric offcuts and recycled glass beads.
Two collections were launched and sold at Fair Trader, Holmfirth with materials sourced from The African Fabric shop in Meltham.