We curate and work with materials that are already in rotation; sourced from thrift stores, second-hand fabric curators, vintage collectors, and the odd garage sale. This means that our work demands less from the environment, and extends the life of existing textiles.
We reclaim these materials to make unique clothing, and seek to honour the voice of each individual fabric through our pieces. Our hope is that Honeysuckle Gathering both serves as an example of what is possible in the space of up-cycling, but also invites a new paradigm around fashion; one that values intention, longevity, and care.
Hand Painted by Soft by Juju
Made to Order Magnolia Tops
Made with Love
We believe that true love requires action. We love the planet, and we love the people, so we’ve made sure that love is reflected in everything we do; from curating reclaimed materials, to developing comfortable, playful designs, to sourcing post-consumer packaging, to offering extended producer responsibility, to our low waste practice. In addition to our existing systems, we are always learning and growing because “sustainability” is a dynamic, life-long practice.
Honeysuckle Gathering X Soft By Juju Collaboration
In 2020, Hannah of Honeysuckle Gathering and Julia of Soft by Juju joined forces to imagine and create a collection of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, hand sewn pieces. Each garment features an original piece of artwork centring the theme Local Native Plants. We chose this theme both to highlight the beauty of these shrubs, flowers, and trees, and to increase plant literacy.
Our hope is that by using our work as a medium to feature these unique plant species, folks who wear and see them will gain an appreciation of our local foliage that will extend into the world, and contribute to rekindling a connection between us humans and our non-human relatives. We recognize that we are settlers on these lands and these plants do not belong to us. However, we feel that centring them in our work is one small step towards reaching a more harmonious relationship with nature.
It’s important to us that our stockists have the same values as we do in terms of sustainable practices, representation, and integrity. So far, we work with two incredible local shops:
Picnics and Poetry in Vancouver
Luna Collective in Victoria
We’re also considering other stockists, so if you’re interested in working together, we’d love to hear from you!
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