“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 plenty 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. Guided by my mum, 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 wonderfully fun to make and wear refashioned clothing, having a unique, inspired look, crafted from unwanted fabric. Exciting creations can be made from castoffs, reusing these abundant resources, learning new skills and helping things change.