Sunday 4 September 2016

Projects Coming Soon

A few new creations showcasing soon. Images to follow.   

Sunday 5 January 2014

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a refreshing rest over the festive period. Wishing everyone the best for 2014 with great things to come. Keep an eye out for some Made in Britain checked woollen skirts dropping soon.

Monday 10 June 2013

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Photo teaser.....

Below are photos of two of the outfits from my graduate collection 2012 from the University of Huddersfield. Focusing on the ethical and sustainable properties of designing a collection in the fashion industry. Using hemp, recycled cotton yarn, traditional ticking fabric and denim.

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Photo from the University of Huddersfield Graduate Fashion Show 2012

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Own Photo

Sunday 16 September 2012

The degree is completed!

.........Yes! I now have a 2:1 in "Fashion Design with Manufacturing" and I couldn't be happier. I am now hoping to do a photo shoot of my finished collection for you all to see and comment on of course, as feed back would be brilliant.

I am so happy I managed to create a collection using low water consumption with sustainability being the core focus. Using vintage cavalry twill that was once produced in Huddersfield in mills that are now the University. As well as hemp that was dyed locally and recycled denim jeans yarn.

The Autumn/Winter collection consisted of  heavy coats lined with organic cotton, traditional cotton ticking trousers and a sustainable jumper of a uniquely knitted fisherman's pattern from a few hundred years ago. The jumper was knitted courtesy of a lovely lady in Leeds who is currently knitting a large to see how it will translate in sizes. Which I am then hoping to produce more of.

I am also hoping to produce a few more one off coats and shirts based on the collection I made and start designing a few more pieces based on a few new ideas and inspiration.

Now to save for Ethical Fashion Week in Berlin next year :)
As well as locating hemp textiles shows in Europe.   

Saturday 17 March 2012

Final Year Collection

With only six weeks to go until the hand-in of my final year collection, I thought I would update you all with a little progress report on how things are going.
It has definitely been a challenge, trying to create a collection using British made fabrics. Especially when the yarn still has to be imported. 

Competing with large companies for fabric orders and having to follow up sample orders with a £1000 order is something I can't do. Which lead me to source alternative options of dying other fabrics and finishing myself. Highlighting again, how hard it is to manufacture and produce small quantities in this country, even more so when you're a small unknown company. Slowly I'm getting there, even though I can't quite see light yet but it's there.....somewhere :)

I'll start to pop up pictures once they look more garment like.