Sunday, December 6, 2009

so here are some photos of my friend sam kindly modelling this jumpsuit thingy that im about to start making. would love to hear some feedback. notice that one of them has 'legs' while the other one is more of a aladdin 'dress'.

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thanks sam

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funky skirts

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deep thoughts..

ive been thinking a bit about this whole ethical clothing thing. eventhough i initially started this project to make some money for different individuals and organisations i want to support....i feel as if ive become even more passionate about creating a place where women can work and feel valued, respected and more importantly...happy. the only way this is going to happen...and become something for people back home to start buying the clothes we make.

i dont know much about sweatshops. just bits and pieces...but i know enough that i would love to aim at one day not wearing any clothes that are made that way. thats my own personal goal..but one i would love for others to take on board for themselves. so if thats the part to play in this quest is to make the ethical clothes i make affordable. nothing worse than finding great quality clothes...only to look at the price tag and realise that i couldnt even afford a quarter of it.

sooo....with that in even more inspired to keep the prices low for the things that im selling. so not only are shoppers supporting a really good cause...but they can also walk away with a whole bunch of bargains.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

just to give an idea of what its all about

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and so it begins...

so its day two of production and things are coming along really smoothly. of course there are little hickups like not having the right colour thread at the market. neshica saved the day by finding some in the little hut a few doors down. who would have thought that they sell thread in amongst the chilies, ginger and salted fish?

the whole family are getting involved with steve hanging out fabric to dry...and Time really getting into the ironing. neshica is thrilled to be learning how to sew properly and has announced that she is buying her own sewing machine with her savings.

i finally got some photos on that i know how to do it i can snap away as things develop. i just had to get some photos from the place where i buy my natural cotton from. the girls there make such beautiful fabric on these massive rickety old looms.

so far so good....everyone seems pretty happy to be part of this crazy adventure.

first few days