CRAFT CUBED PRESENTS: sUSTAINABLE FASHION Market
In conjunction with Melbourne Fashion Week and Goldsbrough Village, Craft Victoria presents an inspiring market of makers working on the edges of fashion,
wearables and textiles with slow-made and sustainable principles at heart.
Tamara Leacock is a designer and stylist who works with recycled materials, artisan techniques, and Afro-futurist aesthetics. As a designer, she integrates natural and recycled materials into shapes that are androgynous, often free size, and a fluid exploration of natural colour and mood. Tamara has since relocated to Narrm (Melbourne) to launch her label in connection with the lands she now calls home.
Jackie Made This was established by Jackie Moscovitch in 2013, creating one-of-a-kind hand woven scarves, shawls, baby wearing wraps and jewellery. . Each piece is designed, warped and woven at her home in Melbourne. Jackie uses a variety of natural fibres – wool, cotton and silk – in a range of colours, creating unique pieces that cannot be found in the current fast-fashion market. Each item is an heirloom piece that will last a lifetime.
Boy Mode designs contemporary and easy-to-wear fashion, resulting in functional clothes constructed with new and exclusive textile designs. Started by hybrid fashion and textiles designer Yavi in 2017, Boy Mode is the niche where queer-centric art, photography, music, and literature collaborates with fashion and textiles to celebrate modern narratives and reference.
Free to Fall produce a range of homewares and accessories made from hand screen-printed textiles including cushions, wheat bags and tea towels and tote bags. Drawing her artworks by hand, Vanessa then transferring them onto silk screens. She prints fabric lengths on a three metre table using repeat patterns. Taking inspiration from her surroundings, she draws on patterns and repetition found in common place objects to create bold, dynamic designs.
RCP is one of Milly Sleeping's in-house labels. Its focus is the use of existing resources to create unusual wearables and objects. Some RCP garments are refurbished secondhand pieces. Others are created from remnant materials, sometimes newly dyed, embroidered or otherwise embellished. Accessories and objects are likewise often made from materials 'at hand' or considered scraps. A process of rethinking and reanimating drives the work. Each piece comes together slowly and is often unique or one of a small series.
Deborah McHugh is a maker exploring the craft of traditional hand weaving within a contemporary art context. Her knowledge of hand weaving gained through studying studio textiles at the Melbourne Institute of Textiles (RMIT). Deborah’s slow textile making celebrates the handmade through the processes of salvaged textiles, hand spinning, natural dyeing and hand weaving.
Tamara Russell is a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and visible mending. Her practice engages with the natural environment recreating the images and shapes in embroidered works both in 2D and 3D form. Using photography, watercolours, beading, fabric, soluble backing, machine stitch and/or hand stitch, alone or in combination to create depth, perspective and richness to her work. Tamara teaches mending and embroidery having been embroidering, sewing and mending since a teenager personalising her wardrobe through embellishment and visible mending. She also creates handbags, jewellery and notebooks using recycled, reclaimed and upcycled materials.