Born into a super active family, even my baby bouncer couldn’t keep me contained. I'm pretty sure as soon as I was crawling my parents put me in a leotard and gave me a taste for gymnastics. It soon consumed all my spare time and with a lot of hard work and dedication I was privileged enough to represent my country and train alongside team GB.
Fast forwarding into adult life, my career took a very different turn which led me to run the rat race into London every day and sitting at a desk for the best part of 8 hours. The positive aspect was not having to conform to a uniform or formal dress code. I have always been able to express myself through colours and sparkles, I don’t think I own a pair of normal coloured jeans!
Eco Style Threads was created with passion, determination and empowerment to realise my dreams. I have never been one to follow the crowd, so I decided to get out of the daily commute and go back to what's really important to me.
All the bold designs are hand drawn by myself with inspiration taken from my love of nature, making these designs completely unique. Once sketched the designs are turned into patterns that can be printed.
I have sourced an ethical and eco aware manufacturer who takes the same amount of love and care I have to hand make each item using my designs. I hope you enjoy wearing my leggings and gym tops for whatever the occasion might be, stand out in crowd with a pop of colour.
I feel like I have a purpose again, doing something I am really passionate about, even if I can't quite do the splits anymore.
Sparkle in all that you do
And Smile lots ;-)
CELEBRATING ECO FASHION
Eco Style Threads was born at the intersection of style and technology. Thanks to the inspiring work by companies who represent a sustainable future, we are able to bring you a vibrant collection of eco-friendly products made from 84% recycled plastic bottles.
Did you know that plastics in landfills take thousands of years to break down? Over time they degrade into smaller pieces of plastic and get absorbed into our groundwater that lead to seas and rivers. The plastic and any toxic chemicals omitted from the degrading process are harmful to our ecosystems and endanger both ourselves and many animals.
“microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy, that’s over 51 trillion microplastic particles”
Source: Un News 2017
WHAT EXACTLY IS RPET?
First we need to introduce PET - it stands for polyethylene terephthalate and is the most common type of plastic resin used for containers, like disposable water bottles. Not all these containers can be recycled into a new one.
Bring on the rPET – recycled polyethylene terephthalate. The plastic undergoes various processes including washing and shredding, then it is spun into yarns of durable and strong fabric.
“Fewer than half of the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those collected were turned into new bottles. Instead most plastic bottles produced end up in landfill or in the ocean. ”
Source: theguardian.com 2017