When I was a teenager in the pre-Pinterest age, I would save clippings from all my favorite magazines, especially teen vogue. My favorite were the home decor articles featuring DIY makeovers and how to design rooms. My ultimate dream was to be featured as a designer, with young girls saving my articles.
If you have followed along in the blog or on my instagram, you’ve probably noticed my new focus of home textiles and knitting patterns. I’ve always been a big believer in using recycled materials that are friendly to our earth. As much as I would love to use only luxury hand dyed skeins for every project, finding recycled materials and discarded textiles is a crazy fun experience.
This past fall I was contacted by Vogue India to be featured in their January issue on sustainability. I was in disbelief. They want to hear about my passions? I’m making a difference in this field? Wow, it was crazy to me. As soon as I saw my blanket photo in their glossy issue, I was shaking. I can’t believe I was included as a leader in sustainability.
I have to say this whole issue is incredible with so many brands and labels leading the cause in sustainability and reducing textile waste. There are so many young brands you’ll want to check out after reading.
This blog post has me thinking, if there was one childhood dream that you could accomplish, what would it be? I’d love to hear in the comments below!