Much gratitude to Fashion Journal for the wonderful and extensive feature highlighting a very special collaboration with Converse , a collection of Converse Chucks and apparel that we custom indigo dyed within our studio for the launch of their new sustainability-focused shoe repair and customisation space, Renew Labs Fitzroy!
It was great to be able to chat about our travels, origins, inspiration and challenges alongside circular fashion as they all go hand in hand in accessible sustainability.
Part of a central aspect of my ethos- and inspiration from Sun Ra (Space is the Place)- is how art can be a form of reprieve from very present sociopolitical realities. Navigating this as a Bla(c)k artist has been complex and challenging but I hope can contribute to the larger conversation here of how colonial state injustice affects our art and our worlds on deep pervasive levels.
We are elated to have the opportunity to collaborate with such an alligned company Converse and project as Renew Labs to create a capsule range of indigo dyed chucks and apparel hand dyed within our Collingwood studio and beyond excited to be apart of today's circular fashion movement.
Photography by Nadeemy Betros
Interview with Kate Streader
For Fashion Journal