Ethical Design Spotlight – Junky Styling

Friday, January 29, 2010

No fly by night, jump on the badwagon, ethical fashion label, Junky Styling have been around for over 10 whole years.

Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager (no relation to me!) set up the label in 1997, searching Charity Shops and jumble sales for second hand clothes that they then deconstructed and recreated into something new and wonderful.

Everything Junky Styling sell is either recycled, fair trade, made from organic materials or ethically produced. Alongside their wholesale line they also offer bespoke services, such as their Wardrobe Surgery which allows people to bring in items from their own wardrobe and leave with a whole new piece of clothing.

My favourite part of Junky Styling is that they don’t promote seasonal fashion, instead focusing on timeless designs, that can in no way be described as dull. So many people take timeless to mean simple, with no identifying features or originality, but this is certainly not something that can be applied to anything that comes out of the studios of Junky Styling.

Even better, Junky Styling want to share their amazing skills with the world. They’d like to begin establishing franchises, training local communities up to recycle clothing the Junky Styling way, but in the mean time they want to share it with you.

Their book Junky Styling: Wardrobe Surgery contains details on how you can apply their techniques to your own wardrobe, as well as documenting the setting up of the company.

Should that not be enough, Annika and Kerry are sharing their inspiration and some transformational tips at the V&A in South Kensington on the 1st February. The talk is between 7-8:45pm and costs £15. If you’d like to book tickets call 020 7942 2277

22 Responses
  • Alice
    January 29, 2010

    I think it is amazing, the idea of revamping second hand clothes has always appealed to me and myself and my neighbour were even discussing settip up something locally.

    I also love the ”timeless fashion” idea and their edgy approach.
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..Victorian Style =-.

  • Make Do Style
    January 29, 2010

    Wish I could make it to talk!

    Plus you made me laugh ref dipobase and old ladies backsides!
    .-= Make Do Style´s last blog ..A touch of Bardot is required =-.

  • Jennifer
    January 29, 2010

    What a wonderful idea for a company!!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Designer Spotlight: Lena Hoschek Fall 2010 =-.

  • sar.
    January 30, 2010

    aw wish i’d live closer to london and could make it to the talk, their stuff is wkd..they are so inspirationsl, i like that they take it a step further and educate communities!
    .-= sar.´s last blog ..red as blood. today’s inspiration. =-.

  • Laura Connell
    January 30, 2010

    So cool. We have one here called Preloved–they take old used clothes and piece them together to make beautiful one of a kind garments.

  • Leia
    January 30, 2010

    Awesome – great clothes AND ethical!
    .-= Leia´s last blog ..Giles Deacon for Cadbury’s =-.

  • Emily Doe
    July 22, 2010

    So wonderful