Provenance// It is quite high in the list of my maker's resolutions to source materials purposefully with transparent and ethical provenance. I have managed so far to keep good tabs on my sourcing and getting good info on tanneries' environmental standards, but nothing beats the emotional provenance of a once loved clothing which can have a new place in your current life. I was contacted by an avid supporter about this leather skirt which she dreamed about as a boot. It took some experimenting, having to line it with a suede, and incorporating some old stitching into the new design so my patterns could fit. But I'm thrilled that this once loved skirt can now be a loved boot. Where once you felt the blues of loss and days past, you can enjoy the blues in something new for your future. We should all have such wonderful new beginnings for this year.
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