3 Days to go and I've made a lot of progress with my collection, RePassion Fashion. Majid, who stitches the clothes, has up cycled 100 swing shirts. More complicated than I had thought but we're through this now. His challenge with these was to take up the sleeves and keep the cuffs in good shape. Although he was fed up with these at around the 70 mark I think he's dreaming of those simple days as he enters the zone of the Kaftan of creativity.
I'm excited that the 2nd annual pop up shop will be taking place at More Words, the lovely event space behing the brilliant Words Bookstore Cafe.
When the first pop up shop was created last year it was an experiment in doing things that I've always wanted to. My adventure in fashion was designed to tick two boxes; to make and sell clothes and to do this under my own label.
In the process it also started me on an adventure of discovering all kinds of other things about my own capacity to create...
I love to spend time in charity shops, wherever I find myself in the world. Mainly Australia, Bahrain and UK, always a bargain to be had.
Last year I became interested in recycling clothes, I've been put off buying new clothes from the high street, partly to do with saving some money but also because of the environmental cost of fast fashion, and all the exploitation that this wasteful cycle of disposable fashion creates.
So last year I started to upcycle scarves, this started gently enough. I bough...