Introducing The Red Collection Designers - Part 2

With just ONE WEEK to go we’re started to get super excited about our Red Collection Fundraiser on 14th November!

As you know we'll be showcasing amazing items of clothing, jewellery + art donated by local female designers, artists & makers with a special catwalk show and exhibition on the night.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors Lewes FC Women we're delighted that ALL the proceeds from your purchases of this fine array of items will go directly to The Red Box Project to help fight period poverty in Brighton & Hove.

We’ve been introducing you to a selection of our generous female designers & finding out why they wanted to get involved in this event.

Here’s Part 2:

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POMILLY

Tell us about yourself and what you create:

My name is Millie and I have always loved sewing and making. I use embroidery and crochet to customise clothes; t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants and more with cute, quirky and sometimes cheeky designs! Because I make to order, I can offer truly bespoke and customisable designs, there is nothing I enjoy more than creating something unique for someone.

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What made you want to contribute to The Red Collection Fundraiser?

I heard about the fundraiser after attending my first ‘sister society’ event and was so inspired by the amazing cause that I wanted to contribute in any way I can. The red box project is so crucial to young girls. By day I teach fashion and sewing to children and teenagers, the majority being young girls and I hate the thought that they would miss classes due to a lack of period supplies.

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Would you describe yourself as a feminist? What does feminism mean to you?

I believe in equality and this means women being treated equally to men, no better or worse. I am lucky enough to teach lots of young girls and want them to grow up with a positive mindset towards gender and equality. 




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COLLECT ME

Tell us about yourself and what you create:

My name is Zoe Yarwood and I am a designer/maker of unique, one of a kind women’s clothing and accessories using vintage, end of roll and recycled pieces of fabric. I take inspiration from the fabrics I use, mixing bright colours and clashing prints and I design panels and pockets to help use the fabrics to their full potential, limiting waste to a minimum. I love 80's shapes and styles and you will always find a jumpsuit within my collection!

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What made you want to contribute to The Red Collection Fundraiser?

I came across Sister Society on Instagram and just loved how they promote women being supportive and sharing with each other, something that isn’t always done in magazines and TV. The Red Collection is a great opportunity to get women talking about periods more and to help stop periods becoming traumatic experiences for girls who can’t afford sanitary products. 50% of the population have periods so let’s talk about it more!

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Would you describe yourself as a feminist? What does feminism mean to you?

I would describe myself as a feminist. Feminism to me is appreciating women by their achievements, both big and small, rather than by how they dress or how they look.







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CASSANDRA WHITFIELD

Tell us about yourself and what you create:

My name is Cassandra Whitfield and I am a Textile Artist. I create unique feasts of colour in hand machine embroidery and digital print. I use my art to up-cycle, customise and rework pre-worn clothes, designing fashion art to wear and one off wall pieces. My artwork is an expression of what is in my head and helps me to stay in wellbeing. Making Art heals. 

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What made you want to contribute to The Red Collection Fundraiser?

The Red Box Project was first mentioned to me by my eldest daughter who attends secondary school in Hove . I wanted to be able to help those less fortunate than ourselves. The Red Collection Fundraiser gives me the opportunity to support young woman in Brighton and Hove and if I can do this through my art in a sustainable way, then all the better. By donating a piece of my work I am doing just that. 

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Would you describe yourself as a feminist? What does feminism mean to you?

I believe that women have the right to be treated as equally as men. I see myself as someone who wishes to focus on solutions. There is at present a rise of the female divine energy. There is a coming together of females for the better of the planet and the human race.  

A sacred connection to mother earth. The belief that all humans are equal. Standing up for all women if they are not treated equally to men. Fighting for the rights of my daughters if they are discriminated against due to their gender. The right to say no.  Belief in myself as a woman. 

Have you booked your ticket for The Red Collection Fundraiser yet?

It’s going to be quite a night so book yours now to avoid disappointment.