“Making good use of the things that we find, things that the everyday folk leave behind”The Wombles
I grew up in the Rhondda Valley where Jumble Sales provided the entertainment on a Saturday morning. They supplied me with copious amounts of random garments to be sacrificed on the alter of my grandmother’s hand turned Singer sewing machine.
New whacky garments were born from floral house-coats, shower curtains and candlewick bedspreads, bringing a realisation that anything’s possible.
The dawning of this millennium has brought a shift in global consciousness, a great awareness grows about the devastating effect our habitual drawing has on the Earth’s resources.
This throw away culture must stop. Recycling is on every adgenda.
Wench. was born to fulfill two purposes:To keep old textiles out of landfill and to spark creative thinking about the way in which we dress.
There’s a demand for re-hashed fashion and customers value the unique nature of each garment, made anew.
It’s great to make and wear refashioned clothing, to have a truly inspired look, crafted from unwanted fabric. The Earth needs us to make use of what’s already here, by creating exciting new creations from castoffs.