Having looked at the issues of pollution and waste. Now we will look at what the industry is doing to address these. One way to reduce pollution is a closed loop system, where the excess dye and chemicals are recovered from the water and reused. This allows for the water that is discharged to be … More Dying to Dye Textiles: part 2 of 3
The grey silk and cotton blouse from the jumble sale needed altering to fit me. That pussy bow was just too much for me, I liked the soft collar though, so I’ve shortened it, to just tie at the front. The sleeves were too long and wide, as usual on me, being just 5 foot … More Grey Silk Blouse Refashion
I’m starting my exploration of fast fashion issues with dyeing. I got interested in this after spending a lot of time using dyes during my Textiles Degree. Latterly using locally available materials rather than commercial dyes and working out how to fix them to wool without the use of harmful substances. Today I will look … More Dying to Dye Textiles: part 1 of 3
Just wanted to tell you about the Eco-print workshop I am running at Cleethorpes in November. I can deliver this to groups in other areas, it would make a lovely Hen Party activity. The prints vary during the year depending on what leaves and flowers are available to print with. (edit updated with new photos) … More Eco-Print Workshop
After a year of no new clothes (well almost), it is time to re-assess what’s is in my wardrobe. I am no longer a student and need to think about how my wardrobe now works for me, as a small business owner. I have spent the last 3 years in college, often dressed for messy … More A New Career = A Fresh Look at my Autumn Wardrobe
Studying my Textiles Degree has made me need to find a way to challenge the paradigm of Fast Fashion, or perhaps it should be called industrial fashion. Talking about it on the blog seems best way for me to start. This year I want to explore the issues, and there are many, and they are … More My Plan for a New Blogging Year
Since getting green acrylic paint on my poor jeans, I’ve been thinking about the need for a new pair. The old ones were £3.50 from the charity shop, I altered them at the waist to fit, they were ‘ok’ but not really nice ‘joy sparking’ jeans. Then on a visit to Poorboy, Vintage Boutique in … More New Jeans!