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Zero Waste Fashion Talk

Charlie Ross founder of Offset Warehouse has contributed to the newest Safia Minney ( founder of People Tree) book ‘Slave to Fashion’. In celebration of this Charlie has organised a day of making and learning.  Her contribution to the book is a section on Zero Waste Fashion and if you come along to the day […]

BRAND NEW workshops from Offset Warehouse.

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On Saturday 16th July 2016 the wonderful online ethical fabric shop Offset Warehouse are putting on their first workshop, the very first of many to come. Whilst creating your very own embroidered wash-bag ( including how to make reusable make-up pads), you get to experience some of Neal’s Yard Remedies beautiful organic products and learn […]

The Space In-Between…….

untitled, GIG exhibition. Hauser & Wirth Somerset. 2014

Whilst I work now as a Creative Pattern Cutter, I began my studies in Fine Art,  I love finding art pieces that are created using textiles, and clothing which wouldn’t look out of place in a gallery.  My own artwork always seemed very much to be about materials and textiles, and my final work for […]

The Social and Psychological Impact of Fashion……….


I wanted to write a blog post about the social and psychological impact of fashion and the clothing we wear. The problem is it is such a huge subject and there are so many topics to discuss. So for now, I have thought up a few dissertation titles to stew over, plus a few links […]

Zero Waste Fashion


above: Holly McQuillan, Wolf/Sheep Pattern. The concept: To create clothing without producing any waste. When any garment is made, it is created out of shapes (pattern pieces) that are cut from fabric. Fabric is woven at certain widths; different types of fabrics tend to have particular widths. Waste fabric is a constant element of clothing […]

Julian Roberts: Guru of Conceptual Pattern Cutting

  Back in 2011, I had the honour of attending one of Julian Roberts classes. He taught a class called Design Class: Flatness and Form, at the Barbican, as part of the Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion. As a Pattern Cutter/Designer Julian is the inventor of Subtration Cutting, a method of pattern cutting that has […]

V&A Talk: Livia Firth talks Sustainable Fashion

On the 1st November 2013, Livia Firth is giving one of the V&A’s evening talks. Livia Firth ( yes her husband is called Colin!) is a key figure within the fashion industry, specialising in helping fashion labels to develop and grow in a more sustainable way. Creative Director for Eco-Age, and founder ( along with […]