This week on The Creative Mother Podcast host Kate Hursthouse talks to the founder of Paper Theory Patterns, Tara Viggo. Tara was born in the Cook Islands and grew up in New Zealand, however Tara has been living and working in London as a professional pattern cutter for the last 16 years. During this time Tara has worked right across the Fashion industry, from Top Shop and All Saints to luxury catwalk brands like J.W Anderson, Erdem, and Roland Mouret. This breadth of experience gave her insight and expertise into how the fashion industry really works.It is this behind the scenes understanding that lead her to re-evaluate how the fashion industry was serving the public and prompted her to create a means for people to dip out of fast fashion without dipping out of fashion altogether. Paper Theory was created in a quest to help others who, like Tara wanted to get as far away as possible from the fast fashion system – but didn’t want to leave fashion altogether.
Links from today’s episode:
The global sewing community, especially on Instagram
The Body Keeps the Score
About your host:
Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand-painted murals. She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding, and inspiration.