During Fashion Revolution Week which ran from the 22nd – 28th of April, we documented our outfits (check our Instagram highlights for proof!). While this was without a doubt a fun filled task for us, we certainly learned a few things along the way. Keeping yourself accountable, fashion-wise, can take time and energy. But it’s also incredibly rewarding and empowering. Creativity and resourcefulness are muscles we should always be flexing. Let’s be strong, together!
If you’re the type to kill a living plant in a matter of weeks but also yearn to have a green thumb, perhaps consider a crocheted cactus! We chatted with crafty human and maker of such plants, Peekay Plumier! If you’re a fledgling creator, thinking of selling at a Rummage, Peekay has been incredibly generous with her advice to first timers. Do read on!
It’s the books from our childhoods that stick with us forever! They shape who we are and how we see the world. If a favourite book can be turned into an accessory to be worn in everyday life, that makes it even more special! This is exactly what Jocelyn, the mastermind and creator behind Geeekalicious does. Her handmade accessories are made from second hand books, which she transforms into wallets, pencil cases and jewellery! Her aim is to reduce the waste of discarded books that would otherwise end up in landfill and combine this with a love of reading, dreaming, and creating. Much like a good book, we recommend diving head first into this fantastic interview with the creator herself. Forget your worries and escape reality for a few minutes. Let’s all appreciate how much thought and effort goes into Jocelyn’s small business!
This month has us thinking about the clothes we wear. Where they came from, who they were made by, and the materials they were made from. We’re also thinking more and more about what happens to them when we no longer want to wear them.
We expect big things for Cheianna, the talent behind Shy Denim, a blossoming fashion brand that specialises in upcycling items of second hand clothing with simple yet bold embroidery. The pieces are colourful, distinct, and instantly make the wearer at least 50 times cooler. We’re evidently not that cool, so we take comfort in the fact that supporting this local handmade business will give us a few more points in this department. Give our interview with Cheianna a read and then try to challenge us on our stance that Cheianna and Shy Denim is the coolest person in existence. We dare ya!