About the Breed Old
Part-time Poodle was started in the small spare bedroom of my apartment in the very early stages of quarantine, March 2020. The main poodle, Lindsay, is the sole being behind PTP but many people have been a major factor in the start and growth of this business. Don't be fooled by the title, I have never had a poodle or really interacted with them, well, at all actually! Many years ago, due to my frizzy hair and turtleneck wearing, I was dubbed a "poodle in a turtleneck." But, in reality I am a human, and that's the reason why it's not full-time poodle.
With my sewing, I want to make garments that make everyone feel as good as an exquisitely groomed poodle trotting on the Westminster Dog Show artificial lawn looks. Luckily, my garments gravitate towards more "wearing a blanket" and "dresses for handstands in the park" than high strung dog shows. Nonetheless, with the use of brightly colored linens and stunning vintage textiles, the garments pack a punch similar to a poodles fluffy ears or goofy hip fluff. (I hope you are googling poodle grooming by this point!)
PTP is pro-frizz, pro-personality, and anti-all black clothing. I specializing in doing custom work since mass production is hard on your own. I love to use all my scrap fabrics up in different ways, attempting to alleviate the amount of waste created in the fashion industry. PTP uses almost exclusively secondhand fabrics ranging from tablecloths to yardage but does source new linen for aprons and other projects because it's just so darn beautiful and biodegradable.
There are many issues in the fashion industry including but not limited to worker's wages, more waste than you can imagine, hostile retail environments, and environmental poisoning. Shopping from smaller local businesses that are making efforts to uses existing textiles and paying living wages to employees is a huge way to change the toxic system of fashion we have all been a part of for so long. You don't have to buy everything you own at a high ticket price from a small maker but I do hope everyone tries to think more about buying less and buying better.
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