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Interview: KT Doyle | JEANBAG

Designer KT Doyle takes her love of jeans and her role as denim rescuer seriously. Her passion for ‘diverting denim waste from landfill’ and her background in textiles and wallpaper design converged to become her latest creative and business endeavour, JEANBAG. As sole designer and maker, along with a raft of other like-minded people, KT saves denim and turns it into beautifully crafted cushions, bean bags and bunting. “I want to honour the labour, skill, time and resources that goes into making every pair of denim jeans,” she says. “…Your jeans may have come to the end of their wearable life but they still have miles left in them yet.” Come and meet KT … You’ve been an artist and wallpaper and textiles designer for twenty years. Tell us more about your background and how you’ve ended up where you are today. I’ve always expressed myself creatively and can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making something. I studied Fine Art after finishing school and have continued to exhibit my work over the past twenty years. My …

Interview: Joanne Crocker | Trash Garden

Who wouldn’t love to incorporate travel as part of their job? Now I’m not talking ditching one’s day job for a life in the air as cabin crew. I’m talking creating your own line of cushions, rugs and ottomans using beautiful upcycled textiles and getting to visit India, Europe and the Middle East in the process. Sydney-based Joanne Crocker of Trash Garden is getting to do all this and more since she took the leap and started her own business a few years ago. With a background in interior design and the homewares industry, Joanne had the perfect credentials to fashion her own brand based upon her own passions: the hatred of waste and a love of upcycling. I managed to nab Joanne in-between her global travels to find out more about her and the business behind Trash Garden. Please introduce yourself – what’s your background and how have you ended up where you are today? I began in the homewares industry very young, straight out of school. I was lucky enough to get a scholarship …