My name is Jennifer Brenton. I am 19 years old, a commerce student, a social justice advocate, a proud introvert, and a lover of jazz, chocolate, and good coffee.
I am relatively new to the world of sewing, as I only learned to sew about a year ago. Despite the fact that I’m a newbie, I’m totally sold on sewing and all the joy it brings.
About two years ago, I started to learn about the hard realities of the fast-fashion industry. Fact was, I just knew I couldn’t support the sweatshops, child labour, and environmental damage that went along with my favourite clothing brands.
But how could I not shop at the mall?? How else does a girl dress herself??
This was a question that took a while to answer, but eventually I was introduced to the world of organic cotton, fair trade clothing, locally-owned clothing stores, and dressmaking.
At first glance, this is a scary world filled with hippies and granola. But upon further inspection, it’s an amazing space filled with creativity and sustainability.
So here I am! Fully embracing all the freedom and satisfaction that comes with making clothes that I both love and can stand behind.
I plan to use this blogging space to share with you all the mistakes, revelations, and surprises that come with being a new sewer. I can’t wait to get started!