I started working on this embroidery piece back in October last year (you can see the process in previous posts). The finished corset arrived in March, sewn with love by the corset lady herself Rosie Evans. Created using scrap fabrics and secondhand glass beads.
Clothing production has doubled in the last 15 years, with the fashion industry now producing more than 100 billion garments per year! The over production and consumption of clothing has only encouraged a disposable mindset when it comes to buying newly produced. As we buy more, the emotional connection with have with our clothes is lost - ultimately making them easier to discard. With the convenience of online shopping and fast delivery, new clothing can very quickly become worthless and forgotten.
A reason why I don’t sell many of my own up-cycled pieces, is because I’m emotionally attached to them (& part hoarder). Not only for the time investment I make, but for the personal value they hold. I also see my practice as a service and community space rather than a fashion brand.