#10: Clothing Systems with Guy – the Light Touch
It’s Episode 10 of the CYT podcast! We’re into double figures now! I’ve got a super interesting conversation for you today with Guy from The Light Touch London (soon to be Bristol). He’s a really thoughtful maker with heaps of fascinating ideas and projects, many of which we touch on in this episode. His investigations into clothing systems, and tracking your outfits enthralled me in particular, and we also get into the Fibreshed movement, the soil to soil life cycle of clothing, his love of wool, millennial sewers, decommissioning garments, making clothes from pieces-together textiles and more. Support the podcast over on Patreon! Find Guy and his many fascinating projects on Instagram @thelighttouchlondon. Read more about the Fibreshed movement and the soil-to-soil philosophy HERE, and check out the diagram below that covers the main areas involved. Keeping British textile production alive are the Bristol Cloth Project HERE Guy’s own experimentation resulted in a prototype felted wool waistcoat/vest, that could follow the Fibreshed model HERE, pictured below. The next Southern Wool Show is scheduled for 3rd/4th September 2022, find out more HERE. Find designer/maker/inventor Rachel John (@racheljohntextiles) on Instagram HERE and her website HERE. The picture below features Rachel knitting a rug with giant needles (more info HERE). The hashtag where I ‘found’ Guy is #dopemensew on Instagram. Fashion on the ration book, available in paperback HERE. Guy’s pyjama top made from deconstructed shirts and his previous ‘decommissioned’ pyjama top HERE and pictured below. Overlord clothing brand that upcycles vintage textiles, transforming them into new clothing with a utility feel HERE. Closet Core Pouf free pattern and tutorial HERE, ideal for getting rid of tiny and unusable fabric scraps.