I AM AMY LOUISE DAVIS, A TEXTILES GRADUATE AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION ENTHUSIAST. INFLUENCED BY ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES, I CREATED ALOU IN 2013 TO TACKLE THE THROW-AWAY CULTURE. WITH A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN REPURPOSING I.E. SEEKING POTENTIAL IN OVERLOOKED OR PRE-LOVED MATERIALS, I USE MY SKILLS IN SCULPTING AND EMBROIDERY TO CONCEPTUALISE AND DESIGN ARTEFACTS.
ALOU HAS EXPANDED IN SCOPE, PLACING A STRONG FOCUS ON BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER TO:
-EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO BECOME CREATIVE.
-EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY AND MINDFULNESS.
Ways we can work together
#MendNotTrend is a movement that aims to inspire people to repair their clothes instead of buying new ones or following the latest fashion trends.
Millions of tons of clothing are sent to landfill each year, when they could have been easily mended and customised to help save you money.
Use the hashtag on your favourite social network to share your #MendNotTrend photos and videos with the movements online community.
Visit alou artist on Depop
Looking to purchase something that little bit more sustainable? My Depop shop hopes to encourage more conscious consumption in the form of:
– Repurposed and customised secondhand textiles
– Hemp based textile accessories
“Over recent years I have exhibited with and enjoyed working on professional group art projects with Amy. We were paired to exhibit together in Stoke-on-Trent in 2018, a combination which was about pushing the boundary of practice and the display of art and craft skills. Her passion and drive for her artistic work and her very open, sharing personality are second to none; she is definitely one to watch for future artistic success.”
(Image: SE Photo)
“Amy and myself use our making skills to tackle climate change. Our recent collaborations have focused on recycling unwanted material to co-create products that help to celebrate Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire heritage.”
“I have been working with Amy on several projects. I love her enthusiasm and innovative ideas. She is always so enthusiastic and has so many inspirational ideas. I also love the way Amy gently brings people together, to encourage them to explore their possibilities through mindfulness, embroidery and art.
With her help, she has enabled me to expand my vision of how sustainability can be brought into other areas of my life.”
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