Kia ora, thank you so much for stopping by and your support of NZmade and repurposing.
I started Sew Love with the mission to provide the space, the tools, and the hype girl encouragement for all folks to have an opportunity to learn to SEW and LOVE the earth. What kicked off as a Sewing Lounge in Auckland took me on a journey all over our country popping up solar sewing lessons in Cecil the camper, making many many reusable cloth bags, and fixing many more blown out jeans crotches. I landed in Raglan and lived there for the past 7 years, teaching at the community house and at Xtreme Zero Waste, now in 2023 I have switched coasts and sink my toes into white sands on the east side!
I sew from my spare room at home, part time, alongside complementary mahi with Zero Waste Network Aotearoa. With bush and beach walks round the corner, and the sea swell glistening, nature continues to inspire my creativity, it's healed me, energised me, and rewarded me, so I have dedicated my life and career to give back to Papatūānuku.
I invite you to consider this reciprocity too. The clothing & textile industry has the largest carbon footprint than any other (by far!) so let's reduce, reuse, & repair? and often single use can be switched to a reusable cloth something-or-rather so let's rethink & remake?
The fabrics I use are all second hand from op shops, donated from friends, or offcuts from other sewists. All items I sew are to spread positivity and joy through colour and clashing patterns, to celebrate individuality. I hope they encourage more time outdoors for you enjoying the beauty and fresh air. I also hope they inspire you to move your body, feel good, and hopefully we can pick up a little litter as we go.
If we are not yet connected on socials @sewlovenz is where we can.
Much love to you! Sarah Sew Love x