March: Inspiration

Take a look at what has been inspiring us this month:

  1. Sashiko

    At E.B we love slow fashion, recycling, reusing and repurposing. But this is not a new phenomenon. The technique is believed to have originated in rural areas of north Japan around the 1600s. Spreading along trade routes to the south this technique combines embroidery and mending. It’s also really rather pretty.

    Traditionally white thread on indigo fabric, there is no limit to where the technique can go. It’s a beautiful way to mend jeans or jumpers or just about anything. So next time you find a hole in a piece of clothing, try a little sashiko. Click here for how to do it.

#Marchmeetthemaker by Joanne Hawker

2. #marchmeetthemaker

I have instagram, twitter and facebook pages but social media is not my favourite thing, the links are at the bottom of the page. The hashtag #marchmeetthemaker was started by illustrator and designer Joanne Hawker, here’s the official website. Following prompts each day, independent designers and makers give insights into their practice and running of their business.

Global Strike for Climate Change by Fridays For Future

3. School Strike for Climate

Well, how inspiring is this movement? I’m in my mid-twenties and I’ve never felt older till now. Social media is so often used for detrimental means, but it is the method that students are using to organise on a scale that was never an option for previous generations. Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old climate change activist and founder of the school striking movement, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Students from 125 countries skipped school to demand real change by governments to give them the futures that they deserve. They are an inspiration for me, and should be listened to. Here is their website for ways to support and find out a little more.

4. Podcast: No Such Thing As A Fish

Who doesn’t love a podcast? And with the world going through such a tumultuous and uncertain time, a little escapism into a world of fun facts and humour. It’s funny, informative and an easy listen. Take a break and have a laugh with the Elves. You can find out more right here