Green Policy

The fashion industry, notorious for being the third largest polluter globally, produces an estimated 100 billion garments annually, creating about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Most garment production has shifted offshore, often resulting in unethical workplace conditions. Fast fashion has captivated consumers with its cheap, disposable clothing that quickly ends up in landfills. Shockingly, only about 10% of these discarded items are recycled.

In response, I’m passionately committed to reducing textile waste by repurposing discarded garments and fabric remnants. In my studio, I craft unique tops, Japanese-style knot bags and vibrant collages using primarily recycled fabrics and vintage notions sourced from local charity shops or donated by friends. Whenever possible, I sew with thread made from recycled polyester and even upcycle frames for my fabric collages.

To ensure quality, second-hand textiles are thoroughly washed to prevent shrinking and colour bleeding. I run my washing machine only when it’s full, line dry fabrics, and power my home and studio with 100% renewable energy. All my packaging materials are recycled.

The garments created in my studio are sustainable not just because of the materials used, but also because of their durability. Hand-tailored and with colourful appliqu├ęs secured by satin and zigzag stitches or sewn on by hand, these items require gentle care. They should be hand washed to avoid the damage caused by washing machines, but they don’t need frequent washing, which extends their lifespan, saves energy, and reduces the amount of microfibres polluting our water.

Recycling and upcycling fabrics are at the core of my business. I strive to contribute to the circular economy by transforming discarded textiles into valuable, durable pieces. My mission is to inspire customers to mitigate the environmental impact of fast fashion and our throw-away culture. We can make a difference by buying less but better, choosing natural over synthetic fibres, extending the lifespan of our clothes, and caring for the garments we already own. Mend instead of discard, and reduce our carbon footprint by supporting local businesses. Small steps, but together we can create meaningful change.

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