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
Ida Karelsen grew up in Lambton County and spent a lot of time in her parents’ greenhouses. Her love of plants and design led her to landscape design. Ida worked as a landscape designer until the birth of her first daughter. Fast forward a few years, she is now the mom of four children all … Continue reading The Collective Series: Ida Karelsen
Happy 2020! We hope that you took some time to rest and reflect over the past couple of weeks. A new year is spread before us like a brand new journal just waiting for us to make a mark. The challenge is to not fill it up too quickly but to leave blank spaces and … Continue reading A New Year
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?