I’m stuck for lining - I’m visiting Pendragon next week or the week after as they are on holidays - but I need lining for gabby to start toiling! I was intending on using wild Roo from Packer which is essentially chrome tanned leather from Kangaroos with damaged hides from fighting, barbed wire injuries etc… It’s only $10 a hide and it’s essentially like off cuts....
I spoke to gabby (apprentice) about meeting to discuss project- we’re meeting on Thursday and I thought I’d like to have one finished design for her to start working on. Now i’ve seen an actual wooden heel made by hand I feel like I have a better grasp of what the final project might look like…
MensShed Woodwork DIY Discussion →
So cute! So informative! So many people interested in whittling!
Human Centered Design Toolkit →
From the BERG library, The Economics of Clothing in the Late Seventeenth Century Author: N.B. Harte Source: Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion Pattens were wooden soles raised on iron rings to raise the wearer’s shoes above the dirt when walking. ‘The streets of London are so dirty’, wrote one observer in 1698, ‘that the women are forced to raise themselves upon pattens, or galoshes...
MAIYET: FASHIONABLE DO-GOODERS By Genevieve Day / March 22nd, 2012 in Fashion / New York / 120 views Haven’t heard of Maiyet yet? Don’t worry, you are sure to be hearing a whole lot about them very soon. Maiyet is a year-old label with an eco edge that launched this promotional video to coincide with their second collection launch at Barneys last week. The brand is named after the Egyptian...
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Clarence Valley Conservation in Action Landcare →
This group actually fundraise for their good deeds by selling off cane toad leather and leather products. They humanely euthanise all of the toads they catch and in doing so manage to protect a whole heap of Australian native animals. Yay!
I’ve been thinking about the skills I want to develop through my project and I’ve come up with a list… • Branding • Developing a fashion product • Sourcing materials • Range planning • Project management
Yesterday I rang a lady at Koorana salt-water Crocodile Farm in QLD about sourcing some crocodile skins for my shoes. She informed me that the average hide (with a belly width of 45cm) starts at $900. To give you an idea of how much leather is required for a shoe, RM Williams (one of their customers) uses TWO hides per pair of boots. UH-OH.