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Back in Full Force in 2015! and Tracking my Sustainable Fashion Label Progress #2


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2014 was the best and worst year for me. I got married a year ago and it was such a wonderful day! But once leaving Australia and coming back to Berlin I struggled with motivation a little, hence the lack of posts on my blogs. BUT I was able to get my sustainable sleepwear line up and running! I worked each day at my day job, then came home to create, design, print and sew at night.

I started writing about this process back in 2013 in the post ‘Tracking my eco/ethical fashion label journey #1 Feelings of despair’  so it has been a rather long process for me.

Today I want to continue to share my process with you. Here is a timeline which tracks the events over the past year.

Tracking my progress

  • Pre 2014 
    • I was creating tops with interesting textiles, but this idea ended up on the scrap heap as I felt that there was no real solid theme for the clothing.
  • February 2014
    • In February the idea for the clothing was born!  I can still remember sitting in a Hommus themed restaurant in Berlin with my husband just talking, when suddenly it hit me. I love breakfast, I love character design, why not incorporate these into the clothing.
    • Elements which needed to be included in the design included: sustainability; unique textile design; my personality needed to present in the clothing… so it had to be bright and a little quirky.
  • February and March 2014
    • Time was spent drawing character concepts and deciding on the final illustrations.
    • Searching for appropriate sustainable fabrics has always been a challenge for me and still is, but I have found my suppliers.
  • April, May, June
    • These few months were spent experimenting with screen printing, drafting my designs and continuously illustrating
  • July, August
    • Consolidating my designs and producing
    • My husband opened up an Australian and New Zealand Photography Gallery (Galerie Pavlova) this year in Berlin so I gained some insight into the art world and how some artists present their work. I decided to highlight my illustrations by creating toys and illustrations for the shop.
  • September
    • I was home in Australia! So I spent some time sewing out labels with my sewing machine in Australia. I love my Brother sewing machine in Aus!
  • October
    • Back in Berlin and busy sewing and sewing and sewing.
    • I also started to experiment with childrenswear. A good friend of mine (who happens to be a mum) inspired me to give the childrenswear a go.
    • One of my big aims with the label is to make it as sustainable as possible, so making use of scraps was important for me. I started to experiment with creating toys and using scraps to make waist ties for children pyjama pants.
  • December
    • Fickle Sense participated in the Belrin Christmas Voodoo markt!

So it was a long process, but I got there in the end. Now I need to spend my time sharing it with the rest of the world! Progress update #3 coming in the next month or so.

Fickle Sense Shop



2 Comments

  • Ginger says: January 15, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Your aeesthetic is so bright and fun, and I love that this is a sustainable line! All the best to you!

    Reply
    • Fickle Sense says: January 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Thanks so much! Really appreciate the positive feedback:)

      Reply

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