Stellen | Fashion

“With a background in community, youth theatre & teaching I have always worked in compassionate creative industries. I love creating and playing with colour. I was inspired by Elvis and Kresse and their amazing work to divert firehouse from landfill, and thought: is there something I can do to swerve waste from Landfill. That’s when I discovered Tshirt yarn! Reclaimed from surplus, off cuts and over production in factories throughout Europe, Tshirt yarn is the perfect material for chunky statement jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth. So much useable material is left over from fast fashion production, and accounts for so much landfill waste, turning it into yarn provides a brilliant solution. Tshirt yarn is my main material, I also use vintage and preloved beads & model railway figures. 

In 2018 I started a collaboration with Wyatt and Jack to use off cuts from their recycled bouncy castle, inflatables & deckchair bag production. Creating colourful geometric jewellery and taking them a step closer to zero waste. 
I believe everyone can make a difference, no matter how small. “ - Stellen

Photo Credit - Stellen

Fashion, UKRuth Littlejohns