Amelia Jane Hoskins
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Patchwork Jacket 'Beth's Lilies'. Commissioned by 99yr old lady for her grandson's wedding.

This smart jacket LILIES was commissioned by a 99yr old lady for a wedding; and she was very pleased with the outcome. I chose natural colours to compliment her. I used V8982 pattern which lent itself well to the applique of Lilies on the front corners, which were already on a skirt I bought for the project.All fabrics were sourced from UK charity shops, chosen for embroidery embellishments and linen textures.  At one point I decided it looked a bit beige, and added in the synthetic fabric…See More
Sep 9, 2014
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Apr 28, 2014
Amelia Jane Hoskins commented on Donna Darthuizen's group Project | The Green Collaboration
"Hi members, I have started a Google Plus Community page entitled  RECYCLING FABRICS AND SUSTAINABLE UPCYCLED FASHION. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104255717501356716698 Please JOIN it to post interesting articles about…"
Jan 30, 2014
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Project | The Green Collaboration

The Green Collaboration is a part of my company that focusses on bringing "the right" entrepreneurs and designers together. My expertise is E-business and E-commerce. I have developed, restructured and implemented websites/webshops for major Global retailers. In 2010 I started my own online shop, donnadonella.com. This webshop has a focus of bringing Trendy, Stylish, International, Green & Independent designers together on one Global Platform. We’ve been growing and our business is still…See More
Apr 29, 2013
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Bangladesh 24.04.13 NEVER AGAIN

In the wake of the Bangladeshi Garment Factory disaster the Ethical Fashion Forum, through its SOURCE platform,  is co-ordinating a collaborative industry response, alongside partner organisations and trade bodies. The initiative will  focus upon the practical and constructive steps that need to be taken by the industry - both supply and retail sectors - to make sure that such an event will never happen again.Join this group to connect with others and work towards constructive solutions. See More
Apr 29, 2013
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BANGLADESH victims

Following the horrific BANGLADESH BUILDING COLLAPSE- I hope many mainstream fashion brands will now rethink their policy of using cheap labour, or at least employ more staff to monitor and ensure buildings health and safety.Do they have an obligation? I think they do, since they profit from such cheap labour.  They may not care, so long as they can get a cheap garment for penny pinching fashion hungry Europeans to buy.  I can't imagine what pressure may be put on factory managers, that means he…See More
Apr 26, 2013
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Jan 6, 2013
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Jerkin Dress Mulberry-Walnut

Shamanic Nights new style Jerkin-dress is well liked at Unique Boutique xmas crafts fair, Exeter.  'Mulberry-Walnut' is joyously modelled by Boo before being discovered and bought by Val.  Jerkin uses recycled fabrics: plain marl tweed from trousers and red/ brown/ charcoal/ and gold…See More
Dec 9, 2012
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Sep 3, 2012
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"Showed Shamanic Nights robes at Pilton Green Man Festival, Barnstaple, Devon, UK. 21.07.12, to warm approval. Next stall show: TOTNES FESTIVAL, Totnes, Devon.  19.08.12"
Jul 31, 2012
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"Working on summer jackets and kimonos for summer 2012 craft events."
Jun 7, 2012
Amelia Jane Hoskins is now a member of Ethical Fashion SOURCE Network
Jun 1, 2012

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Profession / role:
Designer-Maker
Company / organisation:
Shamanic Nights
Website (if you have one):
www.shamanicnights.com
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Business Owner
I am looking to discover or buy
Organic silk, organic linen, organic cotton, bamboo,organic silk, off cuts/ends of rolls. Recycled silk and linen.
About me / About business or organisation:
AMELIA HOSKINS; sole trader business AMELIA JANE DESIGNS; fashion label SHAMANIC NIGHTS. Returning to fashion making after 25 years, I am committed to using recycled fabrics and other fabrics from sustainable sources. I use good quality cottons, linens, linen-mix, silk, with some viscose mix; almost all sourced from charity shops, which gives an extended lifetime to newish under-used cloth, saves on landfill space, and reduces my carbon footprint when I don't buy new. Its also great that the cost of fabrics donates to the local charities. Any new fabrics purchases in future must be organic or fair trade types. Ideally I will buy from cooperatives in poor countries/regions, to support womens' groups.

My starting motivation, following a long period in hospital, was to create comfortable, colourful DRESSING GOWNS and ROBES for leisure homewear, as nothing was available in good cottons and linens. From initial on line presence, I took commissions and because customers said they would wear the robes out in public, I was further inspired to plan JACKETS and DRESSES with patched fabrics.

Future work will also be patchwork bed covers featuring silk paintings; designs will be influenced by world-wide symbols representing a spiritual connection with art and ecology. Off-cuts from the painted silk lengths will then feature within the garments. New painted silk panels will be incorporated in Spring 2013 (as they were in the initial garments).

Currently testing the market with craft stalls, street stalls, and handcrafted websites. This enterprise is part time due to other teaching work, but I am happy to take made to measure commissions.
Career history / Company history:
SELF EMPLOYMENT: TEXTILES/MAKING/PAINTING

FREELANCE TEXTILE DESIGNER: Printed Furnishings 1989-95.
Studio painter for Studio Agencies who also sold my own designs world wide. Le Plongeon Designs and Jane Spencer & Associates

SILK PAINTER: Wheelcraft Heritage Centre Devon 1995-6

SEAMSTRESS:'Where are you now' Independent at Topshop 2007-11

MADE TO MEASURE: own business in Gibraltar 1980-82

HOME FURNISHINGS MAKER: Gibraltar & London 1984-94

MURAL PAINTER/FURNITURE PAINTER: 1997-2012
own business www.heritagemurals.com

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Patchwork Jacket 'Beth's Lilies'. Commissioned by 99yr old lady for her grandson's wedding.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 21:30 0 Comments

This smart jacket LILIES was commissioned by a 99yr old lady for a wedding; and she was very pleased with the outcome. I chose natural colours to compliment her. I used V8982 pattern which lent itself well to the applique of Lilies on the front corners, which were already on a skirt I bought for the project.

All fabrics were sourced from UK charity shops, chosen for embroidery embellishments and linen textures.  At one point I decided it looked a bit beige, and added in the…

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FASHION REVOLUTION DAY! What can you do to change your fashion buying habits?

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 23:47 0 Comments

Look in your wardrobe – surely you can cut some clothes up and remix them, rather than buying the next new thing! Create something totally unique from your pre-loved clothes.  Save landfill, give money to charities, by buying non worn out fabrics from their shops.  

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At 12:32 on July 31, 2012, Amelia Jane Hoskins said…

Showed Shamanic Nights robes at Pilton Green Man Festival, Barnstaple, Devon, UK. 21.07.12, to warm approval.

Next stall show: TOTNES FESTIVAL, Totnes, Devon.  19.08.12

 
 
 

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