Monthly reminder from us at Banfield: Everyone is creative! That’s why, every month, we’re profiling a member of the #BanFam who brings that ethos to life outside of their professional work.
This month we’re celebrating the creativity and passion of Banfield Designer Katrin Emery who discusses her passion project – designing and creating her own clothes.
Q: What’s your personal creative project?
A: I sew my own clothing to avoid fast fashion and to wear the fun & funky clothes I can’t find in stores.
Q: What do you like about doing it?
A: Creating my own clothing allows me to express my style without doing hours and hours of searching for the perfect items in-store. I can make clothing that fits my body while being proud that I’m wearing handmade pieces! Three-fifths of all clothing produced ends up in landfills within a year of being made, so making clothing gives me the satisfaction of creating something by hand and the knowledge that I’m saving these items from landfills when I know I can alter them in the future to be what I want.
Q: How does your creative project help you get through life?
A: My role at Banfield is designer. I love it, but sometimes I want to come home and continue being creative while not looking at a screen all night. It’s empowering to be creative in another way, and the sewing goals I set for myself give me more confidence in other parts of my life as well.
Check out more of Katrin’s work at Peachy Sewist.