The designer

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Hello, I’m Emily and welcome to my little corner of the internet, where I share my passion for making beautiful garments and enjoying the process of doing so slowly.

I'm a Sydney-based designer maker who has been sewing for as long as I can remember. In the Folds came from a love of the creative making process, and the dream to share this experience with others. My background is in fashion design - I hold a Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles - from Sydney’s UTS, where I spent four years honing my skills in pattern making and construction.

It was at university that I became aware of, and very interested in, the social and environmental impact of the global fashion industry. I started thinking about the way in which clothing is made and how this impacts our relationships with clothes. Since then, the desire to encourage a long-lasting bond between wearer and garment, has been the foundation of all my creative work. It is my belief that if garments are made well, we take better care of them. We form stronger relationships with them, loving them, caring for them, mending them and cherishing them long into the future.

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 In 2015, when the idea of starting In the Folds was just a seedling, I saw an opportunity to create patterns that would help makers create beautiful and timeless garments. The patterns are a celebration of the art of making a handmade wardrobe - a way to encourage makers to take pause and enjoy the experience itself, not just the end result. It gives me great joy to know that I'm creating patterns that people will use to make beautiful garments that they love.

If you would like to know more about me, you can take a look at the following interviews:

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