Quintessential Australian Style

The land down under, a place like no where else on earth. We have unique wildlife, incredibly diverse landscapes from deserts to rainforests, snowy mountains to white sanded beaches and a climate to match.  For a long time fashion has been mirrored the world over, what happens in the European fashion houses has been reflectedContinue reading “Quintessential Australian Style”

My Favourite Seamstress Tools

As a seamstress there are so many tools I use frequently, so I thought I would share my favourite, most used and “I can’t live without” tools (apart from my sewing machines of course!). I do have a few links to some of my favourite stores, but I am not receiving any commission or kickbacks forContinue reading “My Favourite Seamstress Tools”

The Truth About Fabric Softener (and why you shouldn’t be using it)

Fabric softener makes our clothes smell pretty, keeps the towels fluffy and prevents wrinkles and static build up – but at what cost?  The way that fabric softener works is it contains a lubricating ingredient that coats the fibres of your clothes, towels, sheets etc. It also adds a positive charge to oppose the negativeContinue reading “The Truth About Fabric Softener (and why you shouldn’t be using it)”

What is all the hype about silk pillowcases?

Silk. It’s luxurious, shiny and highly coveted; and it’s made by little worms eating mulberry leaves… well that’s the silk worms I grew up with!  It’s soft on your skin and your hair – so let’s talk about why it’s so good (and why everyone is going crazy for silk pillowcases!).  Most of us useContinue reading “What is all the hype about silk pillowcases?”

How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe

So you’ve set a New Years resolution to buy less fast fashion, to buy pieces that are more sustainable and want to follow in the wise words of Vivienne Westwood “Buy Less, Choose Well & Make It Last” but you don’t even know where to begin.  And whether you’re just starting out, or have beenContinue reading “How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe”

Can You Compost Clothing?

Something that is little talked about, and often it seems isn’t thought of during the design and manufacturing processes is the end of life of the garment. What will happen to it when it’s no longer being worn? I suppose this is because we assume it will end up in landfill – but what ifContinue reading “Can You Compost Clothing?”

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Guide

This year, once again, I’ve put together a creative and eco-friendly gift wrapping guide with 4 new ideas and some bonus gift tag, ribbon and decoration inspiration! If you would like to check out last year’s list I’ve linked it at the bottom of this one. But without further ado – here’s your 2021 gift wrappingContinue reading “Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Guide”

What does my design process look like?

With a new collection on the way, I thought I would share a brief run through of my design process. There are 5 main elements; inspiration, fabrics, design, pattern and then samples/ production.  I’ll start with inspiration and fabrics together, as I often interchange these 2 as the way I start out a process. I’llContinue reading “What does my design process look like?”

Frightening Fashion Faux Pas

This week was Halloween and I couldn’t help but think there is nothing more scary than a wardrobe malfunction or fashion faux pas! Heres my top 5 fashion mistakes to avoid (written with a little seriousness, and a lot of humour). 1. Socks With Sandals Now I know this might be trending somewhere in theContinue reading “Frightening Fashion Faux Pas”

What we mean when we say “Slow Fashion”

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, or you’ve been listening in on the sustainable fashion movement, then you likely would have heard the term “slow fashion”. What does it mean for fashion to be slow and why does it matter – let us take a closer look. Slow fashion is theContinue reading “What we mean when we say “Slow Fashion””