Slow Stitches

I learned about Sashiko in Katrina Rodabaugh’s book Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More where she teaches the art of visible mending and explains how mending leads to a more mindful relationship with fashion. I was captivated by the beautiful patches on her jeans using only denim and white thread. … Continue reading Slow Stitches

What does handmade and sustainable mean to you?

For the last three years Alison and I have been knee deep in this shop local, handmade, sustainable, eco friendly, ethical, and canadian made, movement. As Christmas approaches I wanted to look at some questions surrounding this movement.  What does this all mean? Does buying handmade really make an impact? How do handmade and sustainability relate?  Businesses … Continue reading What does handmade and sustainable mean to you?