Reflections on Work, Ethos, Environmental Statement, Sustainable Fashion
Upcycling & Scottish Grannies
What is Upcycling?
What is happening in the textile industry?
In response to a desire for individual style, much Scottishness, an aversion to our throw-away culture, an ambition to conserve precious planetary resources, a love of quality fabrics & a passion for making Rose Hall created
Hamish Mash, a Slow Fashion label
Each piece is unique; an eclectic mishmash of found, traded, gifted, donated, rag & discarded items.
Each has had a journey & has a story to tell.
"I have an ambition to inspire others to change their buying habits and to think about how they dispose of their clothing"
I love working with tweed & wool tartan which feature strongly in my creations. I try & use every bit, even the threads, which I use for needle felting. I recently sold a piece of wall art made from felted scraps of wool!
We endeavour to use items that are destined for rags & landfill.
"I delight in the idea of taking discarded imperfect clothing & transforming them into beautiful wearable pieces".
Designs for People who Appreciate The Unique, The Cherished, The Quality and The Earth
By using post-consumer clothing we are reducing waste and promoting re-use. This keeps textiles in circulation longer, reducing the demand on resources thus working towards sustainability.
The collaborative approach to commissioned pieces emotionally engages our clients & this investment means they are less likely to throw them away.
Our carbon footprint is very small as we source & make locally. We try and use our 'rubbish' as a resource where possible. Milk cartons are great for bag bases and packaging!
We only use Eco-friendly cleaning products
Upcycling is adding life, quality & value to waste & useless items by imaginatively changing them into something new.
Its about seeing rubbish as a resource.
Materials are sourced from many places; clothes swaps, charity shop rag, friends & family, factory floors, muddy scrap yards, the bin!
A huge thank you to Scottish Grannies without whom these creations would not exist. Thank you for your investment in quality natural fabrics, your love of tartan & tweed, for shopping local. For your patient attention to garment care. For donating your beautiful cherished clothing which are an inspiration to upcycle.
Your clothes live on!
Ghana "White man's deads"
We commit to minimising the environmental impact of our operations by:
Complying with relevant regulations
Continual improvement of our performance in reducing and recycling our waste
Maximize the value of our waste
Improve resource efficiency including water, energy & raw materials
Regularly reviewing this policy
Search out best practice suppliers
Use recycled packaging where possible
Use postal services in preference over vehicle
Minimize use of vehicle, combine journeys
Using environmentally friendly products for cleaning
Review this Statement regularly
1st edition, signed- Rose Hall/Founder