Our Pocket Book for July 26th is full of bits and pieces that have caught our eye this week that we thought might amuse or delight you…
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school by architect Walter Gropius and as part of the celebrations Wallace Sewell, who produce beautiful woven textiles including the upholstery for the London Underground, were invited to become ‘textile detectives’ in order to re-create the lost Prellerhaus blankets, designed by Gunta Stölzl for the dormitories of the school. Working closely with Gunta’s daughter Monika Stadler, and Jörg Klambt, founder and director of Muse-Store, Germany, Wallace Sewell have re-created the graphic, linear designs that pay homage to Gunta’s iconic blanket.
Click HERE to read more about their project…
Today the fast fashion industry is revolved around consuming; buying and throwing away at the same rate. A family in the western world throws away an average of 30kg of clothing every year. Molly Martin is very aware of the problems associated with fast fashion, which is why she taught herself to repair clothes instead of throwing them away. Repairing is important to Molly, as it represents a whole mindset that rejects wastefulness and respects the effort put into making a garment. Read the full article HERE.
Congratulations to @rosie.moran who won our competition for one of Adriana Homewares’ beautiful scarves in our Pocket Book from last week.
We have more wonderful makers and competitions to follow later this summer.
Spanning 1947 to the present day, the Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain. The exhibition runs until 1 September.
And Finally To Read …
The Washington Post have collated a list of Books for all the Ages – interesting to look through for recommendations for a good read.