There was a reason for my visit to Brick Lane’s Up Market last weekend: I was on the hunt for homemade goodies! My plight to buy things directly from the person that made them is an attempt to support local craftsmen/women and build a wardrobe and home which is unique to me. I was doing a bit of research for this post about why other people buy homemade and found this website. At the time of writing, 52,824 people had pledged to buy homemade! And lo, pledge number 52,818 was written by a vendor at Brick Lane!
Sun Studio creates a plethora of cute and interesting accessories made out of knotted, coloured string, including shoe clips, headbands, rings for every day of the week and brooches. The colours are soft, feminine pastels (coral, turquoise and lilac) against metallic gold and silver. I was particularly looking for a long necklace with a heavy pendant so fell for the blossom ball in coral… and then needed a ring to match! I’m looking forward to wearing them with layered knits in the autumn and beyond!