I have been referred to as the ‘rest police’ amongst my family and friends. As a highly sensitive soul I have long been into comfort in dress as well as in environment. So, I design and make clothes that are comfortable and very wearable.
But I am not only concerned about bodily comfort, I’m also interested in comfort of mind and heart. When you are trying to make a difference in the world, you can not always be comfortable in mind. I’m not comfortable with current fashion industry. Late in 2003 I had a part-time job at a high street fashion chain and it was there that I made my decision to shop more ethically. I looked over at a table full of neatly folded knitwear and I ‘saw’ the people who made them. I realised that I didn’t know where these things had been made or by whom, but I could have a good guess (modern slavery). I didn’t last long in that job. I’d like to say I left solely because of ethics, but it was largely because of the noise and that the clothes I got a discount on were actually boring! From then on, I shopped less on the high street and now I only buy from charity shops, ethical labels or make things for myself. More recently I realised that I could sell what I make, and the story of the clothes wouldn’t be sad and mysterious, but light and transparent. I only use organic or sustainable materials and I design and make everything from my spare room.
What People Say
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss