If you’re looking for easy to wear, attractive clothing made from eco friendly organic cotton and linen, look no further than Lauren & Angie, back at Handmade on 18 & 19 March. We caught up with Lauren Trickey to ask her some questions about her relationship with Handmade and her place of work.
Tell us about your business
Lauren & Angie is all about carefree eco-friendly fashion. Our designs are simple and classic so you can work them into your own unique style. Made up of a combination of organic cottons, linens and other eco – friendly fabrics we aim to bring the love back to clothes, that handmade touch that so much of the fashion industry has lost. To us Eco Fashion is using resources that already exist or have as little impact on the environment as possible.
Most people think Lauren & Angie is run by two people when it’s actually not. It’s just me, Lauren. Angie was my imaginary friend when I was little, that’s where the name comes from.
Each Lauren & Angie piece has been designed, pattern made and sewn by me in Geelong, no factories, no mass production just simple clothes with lots of love.
Why do you love the Handmade Market?
I love coming to the Handmade market because everyone is so lovely! It is such a friendly market to be a part of and has a great sense of community about it. The selection of stallholders is always really good, and it’s nice to see so much Australian handmade creativity in one place.
What are you looking forward to most about your trip to Canberra?
This will be our first market for the year. I am looking forward to getting back into the market world, talking to our lovely Canberra customers and showcasing our upcoming Winter collection. I also have some family in Canberra, so it will be nice to hopefully catch up with them.
Can you describe your studio/place of work?
My studio is based at home, it’s usually fairly messy with something in the works. I try hard to keep it tidy but it never stays that way for long. It is based out of our second living area so I can’t say it is set up like my dream studio just yet, but it defiantly serves its purpose and allows me to create my dream job. I am very grateful my parents have let me take it over with all of my design and sewing equipment.