Rosie Martin
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Profession / role:
Designer and maker
Company / organisation:
DIYcouture
Website (if you have one):
http://www.diy-couture.co.uk
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
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About me / About business or organisation:
DIYcouture publishes books that enable people to make their own clothes. The books are an alternative to and a step away from traditional sewing patterns. They use colourful diagrams and pictures to enable inexperienced seamsters to make personally tailored, professional looking garments from scratch.

DIYcouture aims:

-To stimulate widespread enthusiasm for sewing in generations x, y and z
- To empower people to create for themselves to a high-standard, enabling them to opt out of buying into brand culture.
- To enable people to access affordable clothing that has not been produced using sweatshop labour.
- To build empathy with the thousands of invisible pairs of hands around the world that spend their time skilfully creating the clothes we wear.
- To inspire people to slow down- to take the time to make a garment that is precious and long-lasting, rather than comfort-shop for disposable items which add to the worlds increasing piles of landfill.
Career history / Company history:
I have been designing garments and costumes for the past few years and began DIYcouture in June 2008.

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At 20:33 on June 30, 2010, Pamela Martin said…
Love your style, I read a book on Couture DIY and it was very informative and helpful.
At 15:50 on January 13, 2010, Tracey Cliffe - Love Me Again said…
Thankyou for your comment! I remember reading about DIY couture a couple of months ago and thinking how brilliant it was, I think I was planning to email you, about fabric shops in Manchester or something, I can't remeber now...
At 15:28 on January 11, 2010, David McGill said…
Hi Rosie, I design a unique range of textiles which would be suitable for some of the styles in your collection. With the aid of your diy book these could reach a very wide international market.
 
 
 

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