Even though it’s hard work, long hours, and lots of prep working up to it. It’s always exciting to be back in the fields.
We started off this years season with the lovely Alfresco Festival at Hop Farm, Sussex. Always good music and a cool crowd. The bonus is its only an hours drive from Brighton! Its always good to start with a smaller local festival close to home incase something is missing before hitting Glastonbury.
The big G was super sunny and dry this year which I have figured only happens about every seven years! Ha! Well, its quite unusual. We also had new signage that we were really excited about getting out. Designed and made by the talented Matt from Guud Designs.
I love seeing customers of all ages and sizes walking away with a big smile and a totally unique one of a kind item. Always a bonus when you get to dress a celebrity too! Here we have the gorgeous KT Tunstall rocking leopard print dungarees made from vintage bed sheets.
Duncan from Duncan Disorderly and The Scallywags wearing one of our statement upcycled suit jackets.
I also played a 7″ vinyl set at Shangri-La.
Im wearing a Pika Pika Feathers head wrap. Such a vast festival. I tend to keep to the Green Fields where our stall is and the Green Peace stage, south east corner with Shangri-La and the best crew bar in town, Maceo’s. That’s where you are most likely to find me. Luckily they are all fairly close to each other. My feet can’t keep up with all the walking around the site. I rather save my energy for dancing.
Our next top was Latitude Festival. A family friendly affair suitable for all ages. The line up is never really my cup of tea, but there are always a good surprise or two. But this year Khruangbin was playing. I was very excited to say the least!
The good weather seemed to continue. After a weekend at home in my own bed we were back on the road for Wilderness. As UK festivals goes this one has the best site in my opinion. Acres of ancient oak forest and a swimmable lake? Yes please! The line up can sometimes be a little bit of a let down but there is plenty of fun to be had. The visual and audial effects of the valley rarely disappoints.
This year our best seller was hands down our new range of dungarees. These are all made from vintage kids bed sheets, or curtains. With pockets of course! Or smiler t-shirts and jumpers always go very fast too. Especially bright ones like this psychedelic number.
Our dungarees are all limited edition or one of a kind. But feel free to get in touch to ask what we have in stock.
You could also get a pair made to order. Maybe from your own funky bedsheet or curtains. Simply by giving us your measurements and popping the fabric in the post. Made to order pieces usually takes 2-3 weeks to complete.
Same goes for the smiler jumpers and t-shirts.
What else? Mid August we did the little lovely and local Brunswick Festival. Held on Brunswick Square in Hove this is a sweet little event featuring local arts, crafts and bands. Following weekend, bank holiday we usually do Shambala with Crystal Vintage, but this year we tried something different; Towersey Festival. One of UK’s longest going festivals since 1965. We then finished the season with a surprise last minute invitation to trade at End Of The Road Festival. If you are into indie bands, this is the one for you.