I launched The Fruit Moth in 2020 with a range of statement pussy bows and detachable collars, and have developed this little space of the internet to offer shopper bags, reversible sun hats, dresses and reworked blouses handmade in my home studio in Manchester. All of my collections are created using vintage and remnant fabrics and preloved clothing.
For the A Virtual Vintage Market Summer Pop Up I have worked tirelessly alongside a Canterbury based artist and pattern designer, Fabia.H.Goff.
Fabia showcases a collection of fabulously floral and bold artwork and homeware that intends to bring joy, calm or confidence. From linoprints to fabric wall hangings each piece includes handmade elements and/or artwork made to order in her studio and using local suppliers. Going forward Fabia intends to tackle social issues including mental health, inequality and body neutrality with her work, projects and exhibitions throughout Kent and the UK.
The collection uses three of Fabia's original pattern designs printed but a local business in Kent with vegetable based inks on organic calico, and sourced vintage fabrics from me. Each piece in the collection is completely reversible, combining old and new in a sustainable and responsible collaboration.