Image: Ana Clarke
Hi, I'm Izzy the founder, designer and maker at Worn to Threads.
I taught myself to sew in 2019, I'm currently studying an MSc in Sustainable Development aaand have a background in Fine Art. A bit of a journey eh? Well it all probably started when I worked briefly at the Venice Arts Biennale and I found myself lost in where I stood in the creative industry - everything seemed so wasteful, abstract and confusing. So, I decided to learn about sustainability, understand the core of what I cared about and how it can be implemented into craft. At the same time I started sewing for myself and for other people, and I just fell in love with creating using textiles. This is how Worn to Threads began, combining craft, sustainability and purpose.
All pieces are made by me in my little studio in Bristol, UK.
Use textiles until they threadbare, repair, revive, and use it again.
Worn to Threads is a slow fashion and object brand. Designs are made to travel through the seasons and through out the years.
Upcycled materials Second Hand Fabrics Offcuts Deadstock
I love waste. Using discarded and unwanted textiles to create new garments and objects. You’ll find me rummaging in charity shops, car boots, antique shops, your cupboard... There’s no need to use new materials when so many beautiful fabrics already exist. Adopting circular techniques using waste materials and regenerating them to have a new life and avoiding landfill. Throw nothing away - any left-over materials, threads and pieces are all kept to be used in special products. Any new materials used such as some buttons, trims or packaging are natural or recycled.
If an item gets worn to its threads then send it over to be repaired and revived once more. Visible repairs and patches are stories to be listened to.
Oh, and F*** fast fashion.
Image: Ana Clarke