Eco Print as a way to build a bridge

I had the pleasure to be invited to ALAC’s (Aotearoa Latin American Comunity Inc.) anual camp to deliver two workshops to do with my sustainable creative practice. The first one was an introduction to Eco Print and Solar Dyeing methods as two sustainable craft practices which allows us to explore avenues of engagement with the environment around us and to […]

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Women stitching their lives through cloth

What a treat! We launched the first “Travelling Sewing Box” in partnership with ALAC. It was so fantastic to meet these courageous Latin American immigrant women who spent the day sharing their immigration stories with me, we smiled together, we laughed together, we were sad together and we certainly stitched together.  What a fantastic experience for us all. A big […]

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How to tell a story through fashion, craft and textiles

A very clever lady called Mandy, told me yesterday that we teach best what we most need to learn. This really resonated with me since I have a passion to help people tell their stories through fashion, textiles and crafts but I feel that for the last many years I haven’t been telling mine. The need to document my physical […]

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Can we thread identities through colour?

As an immigrant myself I am well aware of the shifts and turns of an ongoing identity that finds its way through language structures, social behavior and a constructed understanding of what surrounds us.   A dislocation of the self, as painful as it may be, can also lead to a break through of the system opening up new possibilities […]

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Upcycling textile waste…through recycled old jumpers

Upcycling is defined as : Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original; ‘the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products…’. Oxford Dictionaries (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com) Recycling is defined as: Convert (waste) into reusable material; ‘car hulks were recycled into new steel’. Oxford Dictionaries (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com) […]

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Luca Broccolini celebrates sustainability through a circular design modus operandi…

For sustainable brand Luca Broccolini’s owners Jenni Scoble and Jodi Soni, circular design is at the heart of their philosophy. Empathy for the process, empathy for the makers and the wearers is evident when you step into their whimsical world of beautiful wools and playful deigns which evoke a sense of nostalgia and connection with our planet. As explained by […]

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