Thursday, 13 December 2012

Winter then summer

Somehow the frosty monotones of winter make you relish the spring and summer florals. Working on a pair bound for the Australian summer today.. .  . what a contrast.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hand made is special

It's always heart warming to receive a thank you card but when its hand made...  .    .       well its special.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Making it to the final: Ethical Fashion Forum Source Awards 2012

A little bit less breathless than an athlete but just as elated to make the Ethical Fashion Forum Source Awards 2012 final.  Cholesburys has been shortlisted as  a finalist with other Ethical designers and brands in the INNOVATION category:

Recognising new talent in fashion design and textiles design, combined with innovation in sustainability terms.

You can read all about it here but the really exciting thing is to be shortlisted along with brands that I respect like Patagonia and people like Orsola de Castro, Saffia Minney (of People Tree), Vivienne Westwood, Katherine Hamnett and sustainable style icons Livia Firth, Erin O'Conner, Lily Cole and Emma Watson all of whom I admire.  So for a little company I am feeling rather good about hand making my sandals in England in the right way.

Winner to be announced on 4th December.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Repairing your day: Pinterest

Sometimes a tea break is surprisingly repairing. Pot full, I thought I would have a brows through Pinterest.  A fantastic textile footwear repair caught my eye and in that magic way that Pinterest works I saw that someone was thinking a whole lot more about repairs than me... .  .   .