I've been a designer for more than 20 years and I've been running a made-to-order business in the same neighbourhood during this period. My initial approach to sustainability was based on necessity. As I progressed, sustainability became a way of life not just a business process.
Using recycled and repurposed materials in my designs has been a very referable part of my work. This is an adapted wont, like the rugs in the background image of this page, which are made from recyled garments and fabrics in a very specific way since the dawn of textiles , the beholder will find a multitude of sustainability applications in my work.
My collections always carry pieces that can be worn in multiple different styles, so far I am amazed at the reactions of my customers towards such D.I.Y sense of personal touch in the designs.
I always loved working with natural fibers and the challenge they possess. Today organic material sourcing is an important part of sustainability, as there is a big cost to the planet. This is why I am always looking for ways to improve mine.
If you frequent my atelier, you'll notice that although collections and interior design are in constant change, people I work with are permanent. This is the most demanding aspect of sustainability.
Sustainability is not acheivable through small changes in behaviour and habits, unless you really internalize the concept, through constant meditation and analyzing your own heritage...