Madeline’s second time around – a story about a dress.
fashion, craft, vintage, design / madeline newport / Orange NSW / re-modelling / repurposing / slow fashion / sustainable design / weddings

Madeline’s second time around – a story about a dress.

Would you wear an old dress to your wedding? It’s not that unusual. Once upon a time, resourceful women kept their wedding dresses for future uses. They often shared them with their sisters, daughters and extended family for weddings or special occasions. This is the story of a dress that came out of the dark … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be an accredited ethical clothing brand?
ethical clothing / fashion, craft, vintage, design / re-modelling / slow fashion / sustainable design / weddings

What does it mean to be an accredited ethical clothing brand?

last year I went through the process of becoming accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia. For a very small business like mine where all the manufacturing is done in-house, it was a relatively simple process. I had to provide information about my supply chain, receive representatives from the TCFUA  for a site visit, and sign stat declarations. During … Continue reading

design / dress detective / fashion, craft, vintage, design / madeline newport / re-modelling / sustainable design / wedding fashions

Ok let’s go!

The time for procrastination is over. You might remember I’ve been working on a project taking a beautiful 1957 wedding dress and re-modelling it for a contemporary wedding. So far the journey has included trips to Orange (one of my favourite places in Australia), trips to the National Library (online) another fave, and many hours … Continue reading