I love getting parcels! This one was my reward for pledging to support a Kickstarter campaign for new manufacturers cooperative, Community Clothing.
The cooperative was established by Patrick Grant; Savile Row tailor, 'Great British Sewing Bee' judge and one of my former drinking companions on nights out round Liverpool!
I felt compelled to support this worthwhile initiative because it addresses the injustice of zero hours contracts, overseas slave labour and exploitation within the fashion and textiles industries by creating work for employees in the UK.
The tote is really well made and BIG but to be honest, didn't appeal to my inner bohemian so had to get a dunk in the indigo dye vat.
I may have ruined the utilitarian aesthetic but it made a really good beach bag and sunbathing pillow on my hols in Cala D'Or last week and now has the scent of sun, sea, sand and Malibu factor 6!
Community Clothing have created a small range of great quality items including jeans and jackets. To get your own tote or find out more about this innovative new company visit their website then pop into The Wild Dyery studio for a dip!
Our next Indigo Social is an all-dayer on Friday 26th Aug for all the family. Bring any item to revive in the vat yourself or teach your children to value their clothing by up cycling one of their old T shirts.