Laura's Creations & Interview:
I make bespoke eco-friendly clothing for women--all shapes and sizes! My business Forget Me Not gives something back to the earth. all shapes and sizes .
I have recently launched a socially inclusive group that empowers women and try’s to spread love a little a west sparkle over your day. 10% of all of my sales from the shop go to charity in memory of my mum and grandma who both passed away from cancer.
The clothes and accessories are all handpicked by me and come with a affirmation card. Feel free to have a look around! Pieces are perfect for yourself or as a gift to someone in your life.
How long have you been Upcycling/Refashioning/Recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles?
I’ve been Upcycling/Refashioning/ recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles since the first lock down in March 2020. I tend to use factory seconds that are deemed imperfect for regular consumption and I flip them to help reduce landfill.
How long have you been sewing?
About 1 year.
How did you get started in Upcycling/Refashioning?
I’ve always been creative and I wanted to create something completely unique that I could wear myself and then the idea for an online store came from there. My aim is also to donate a percentage of all sales to our local hospice that helped my Mum before she passed and Target Ovarian Cancer who also support women with the disease .
Why do you Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate clothing from thrifted textiles?
Because I care about the environment, try to help landfill and love creating. I also suffer with anxiety and depression. More so since my Mum passed away last year and I feel it really helps lift my mood.
What type of clothing do you like to create and why?
I love to make Crop tops or trousers from dungarees or flip an outfit into matching co-ords
What is your favorite textile to Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate from? and why?
I like most textiles really but I think Cotton because it’s easy to use and very eco friendly.
What was your favorite project?
I made an oversize teeshirt from a nautical dress and took the pockets and made them into sleeves.
I like to describer my Upcycling as:
Completely bespoke Upcycling and refashioning.