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Slow Fashion, not Fast Fashion.

Fast Fashion - Inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. The Fast Fashion industry is one of the most leading industries in polluting our planet. From water pollution, the use of toxic chemicals and the increasing levels of textile waste. Which seems to be a big price to pay for things that we care so little for and dispose of so easily. Since day dot, my brands ethos is to create luxury items that become items of sentiment. Items that can be passed down generations whilst still being appreciated for their design and quality. You could say my brand supports and celebrates ‘Slow Fashion’. A movement which I think we should all take into account, and even...

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60th Birthday Commission.

A fellow creative in fashion commissioned me to produce a bespoke scarf for her Aunties 60th birthday, which for me is a big compliment! Her Aunty is an abstract artist, who's work is very different to my style and approach to art, which instantly made me question my own ability. But I couldn't resist the challenge. I started by having a look at her lovely work, and picking out a piece that most appealed to me, this piece being: I liked the layered, unusual detailed shapes, along with it's simplistic colour way.As my customer is a follower of my work, she had noticed my more recent designs which involved a combination of feminine, delicate watercolours along with bold geometric shapes....

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Preparing for Christmas!

HOLIDAYS A'COMING! With Christmas fast approaching, it's safe to say I've been 'stitched' to the sewing machine (hence my lack of blogging). Not sure whether it's just myself that breaks the mould, but unfortunately multi-tasking definitely isn't my forte!So it's about time I gave my eyes a change of scenery.A couple of months ago, my application for a stall at the Christmas Market was successful! I have an amazing opportunity to showcase my products from the 13th November to the 17th at The Hayes, Cardiff. I'm so excited to be at the core of such a Christmasy experience. Although, I'm not sure whether I'm more excited to be near the sugary, cinnamonny nut and mulled wine guys.. I will try...

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The beginnings of the Baroque Collection

      Being an indecisive individual means that making patterns can be a lengthy process at times, there are just so many combinations of compositions and colours to be used- the pattern possibilities are endless! But when one comes together unplanned, it can be one of the most exciting surprises.Late one evening, around 11 o'clock (a time I'm sure most creative people would agree is the most lethal/best time for ideas), I decided to doodle in my sketchbook from objects that were close to hand in my room. One of those objects being from a pair of earrings my late Nanny Peg had given to me as she no longer wanted them. They were just too pretty not to...

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A little about Me.

                                                                                                                                                     So I have finally decided to take the plunge into 'Blogging'! I have put it off until now due to what I am currently experiencing, even whilst typing this, and that is anxiety/self doubt. I've let the the idea of putting more of myself out there become...

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