Marie's Sewing Repair Cafe
by Marie Ihle
I was born an environmentalist. I like to walk lightly on the earth. And at Make It I do so by creating solutions with fabrics. And so fostering creativity in others. But with environmental outcomes.
I fondly remember a school holiday batik dying workshop that inspired me to open my childhood creative senses. And the joy of it. Today I want to create solutions for people that are sustainable, that have environmental outcomes. Hence my interest in using fabrics to inspire people to recycle, up cycle, reuse, re-purpose, reinvigorate, repair, altar, in Hants, every day things like clothing, linen, blankets, bags. Anything made out of fabric.
I also want to inspire people to sew, by giving lessons, by example, by living my philosophy. By selling our own clothes, we are reducing pollution, global warming, sweatshop abuse, and at the same time having the joy of creation.
I hope that Make It can shine a light on how we all make a difference.￼￼￼￼