Last December, I spoke with a fashion student at Snapped Up Craft Fair, Chapter Arts Cardiff.
Me: I’m set on using natural fibres in all our garments but sometimes even the toughest denim isn’t as resilient as poly.
Fashion Student: have you heard of the art of Boro?
Fashion Student: It’s like a fancy patchwork and celebrates the art of mending things.
Me: So you don’t think poly over denim? A ton of apron companies favour the poly.
Fashion Student: I say stick to your guns and mend stuff.
Inspired, I made contact with Urzula, maker of our bespoke aprons here in the UK. I explained how I’d like to offer a mending service and wanted to know if she’d be able to help.
Of course, she replied, I don’t do Boro but I do fix things well.
As simple as that, Bird Mends began. So if you have a Bird apron that has suffered a mishap, drop me a line and I’ll send you the details.
How does it work?