It’s kind of a big deal! Right?
Now more than ever we are in times where change needs to happen for so many reasons. Not just climate change but also the human impact that fast fashion and mass production is having across the world. Not one piece of clothing ever produced is not touched by human hands. Sewing is a skill and so many skilled hands are exploited for first world gains.
No one person can change the world but each of us can make a small change in our lives and collectively this can have huge impact.
In my business, redesigning and creating family heirloom christening gowns from a customer’s wedding dress, communion dress or veil is very important to me. I am passionate about giving you the opportunity to create a bespoke gown for your family. No two gowns are the same. This gives you, the customer, the opportunity to reuse something you already have and create a gown that will be used in your family for many, many years to come.
When my Mother got married in the 60s it was common to borrow or lend your wedding dress and it was also very common in the 70/80s to hire a wedding dress. Nowadays most people buy new and there is nothing wrong with that. By reusing and making something special, you are helping the environment and pass on your legacy and precious memories from your special day.