Archive Sweatshirts (now sold)
Thank You for purchasing my pieces.
I wanted to add an archive section to see the evolution and material progress of my upcycling practise. Due to the recycled nature and the spontaneous way I work with features from the original garment and collage off cuts, each piece is unique and unrepeatable. All handmade at my studio / shop “Fabrications” in Hackney, East London.
Barley Massey has been referred to as “London’s Upcycling Queen”, practicing creative textile re use for over 25 years from her studio shop Fabrications on Broadway Market, East London. Barley has developed her own circular system made up of numerous interwoven strands – unique products, commissioning service and education. Most of Barley’s current designs rework waste clothing sourced from LMB recycling factory in East London, local charity shops or directly from individuals. Using a variety of deconstruction & reconstruction sewing techniques, Barley has a keen eye for the original features, fastenings and details, transforming the old into gold!
The entire garment is made from recycled sweatshirt components, ribbing and original features (such as the hood, pockets and sleeves) Over locked seams. Wash with care.