I was contacted a few months ago by a lovely local lady, Jorja, who was starting up a blog called "Whence", on which she intended to showcase locally made wares. It sounded like a really cool idea, and I was pretty excited that she had chosen to feature a few Frances Baker designs in one of her shoots, including the Squirrel Dress, the Virgins Dress and my lace crop top and bloomer set.
Jorja describes the premise behind her blog as follows: "These days we are so far removed from the objects that make up our surroundings. Whence wants to know where it came from, whose hands it has passed through, and what will become of it in the future." I love that so much, because it pretty much sums up my feelings about objects and the importance of knowing their history, and appreciating what was actually involved in their manufacture. Otherwise, I think objects risk becoming meaningless disposable through their lack of significance, and lack of appreciation of the effort (& carbon footprint) involved in bringing them into our lives. (Not to mention it's just pretty cool to think about an object's history, particularly if it's really old!)
Anyway, if you're interested in seeing more of her work you can check out Jorja's blog here!