How and Where do we source our Materials?

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Have you ever wondered how we find our materials to make our garments? Well, it can be quite the process!
Ensuring the individuality and authenticity of garments requires one-off deadstock and vintage materials to create the perfect garment for you.
We NEVER create the same garment twice- honestly it’s impossible and being a circular fashion company means that we are reclaiming materials and not letting them go to waste.
I wanted to talk to you through the details and material story behind the minty fresh hoodie.

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Daines Atelier Minty Fresh Hoodie *Sustainable Style, Boxy Silhouette, Velvet*

The Shape:

The Minty Fresh hood was a little experiment of mine! Incorporating pattern work from both the Batwing Jumper and the Cropped Jacket Silhouette. The main challenge was getting the garment over the head, a quarter zip seemed to work perfectly.

Both patterns were designed with zero-waste in mind so that they would take up as much of a piece of material and not be wasteful.

The Silk:
Was from a purchase from Dorothy House. I have always loved silk- But the process behind the production it can be extremely cruel. So whenever I spot a piece second-hand, I have to save it. Silk Is a difficult material to work with and its rigid structure as it can be difficult to form beautiful fitting clothes.

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Daines Atelier Minty Fresh Hoodie *one-of-a-kind, sustainable style, silk. panelling*

The Velvet:
The felt came from a furnishing shop in Frome who had a Deadstock end of rail sale section! The second I spotted the roll of velvet I knew I needed it! It feels incredible, I can’t explain it. Catches the light beautifully and best of all it’s sustainable!

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The Daines Atelier Minty Fresh Hoodie *sustainable clothing, dead stock material, sustainable fashion, circular fashion*

The Wadded Material:
A pop-up shop came to my home town in Warminster with loads of end of roll material, off-cuts and more! I collected a large stack of materials from the off-cuts and this wadded section was among. The wadded section was the primary basis for the hoodie. So its original panelling is from the off-cut itself. I love how the panels tell a story and become a map on the body.

I made sure to keep the selvedge edges from this material to finish off the hem of the garment.

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Daines Atelier Minty Fresh Hoodie *limited edition, boxy silhouette, velvet, selvedge, upcycle*

The Zip:
I was doing my regular charity/thrift shop rounds when my local Age Uk was selling a LOT of Haberdashery. When I say I spent hours rummaging, I mean I spent hours rummaging! Collecting lots of different zips, elastics and fastenings. I now have a large collection at my studio which I have been using on projects.

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Daines Atelier Minty fresh hoodie *close-up, detail, sewing, velvet, wadded, zero waste*

The Threads:
Facebook Marketplace is where you find all of the thread! In the space of a week, I once found two sellers with loads of thread to offer. A common detail inside of our garments is the colour-contrasting/matched threads which compliment the colour scheme of the garment. Buying new threads constantly for projects seems un-necessary. I would much rather unravel the thread to its spindle!

Every single garment at Daines Atelier always has a large story to tell! With every garment being unique it can be sometimes difficult to keep track of every journey! But all of our garments hold a special place in our own hearts as well as yours.

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Daines Atelier Minty Fresh Hoodie *boxy silhouette, green, velvet hoodie, gender fluid*
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We are a Frome-based sustainable brand giving a lease of life to preloved textiles. Locally-sourced, reclaimed, and transformed by our Atelier