Lucid Seams started as an Instagram page, where Nelle could show off her second hand, thrifty finds and occasional up-cycles, whilst she figured out what to do with her post grad life.
WHAT IS LUCID SEAMS ALL ABOUT?
A pub job and many fruitless cover letters and CVs later, Nelle decided to take her career into her own hands; she began doing up-cycling commissions for friends, and eventually commissions for strangers, as well as making and selling her own handmade jewellery and homeware too, building Lucid Seams into what it is today.
Sustainability and a slow attitude to fashion is at the forefront of every decision made with Lucid Seams, and is reflected in every stage of production (see Ethos for sustainability info), as well as within her personal life.
Nelle's endeavour to maintain sustainability within her lifestyle motivates her own fashion habits, and her enthusiasm in advocating for healthier and mindful fashion choices contrary to fast fashion retail. Moving forward, Nelle aims to participate more prevalently within climate change activism, particularly in regards to fashion attitudes. Outside of social media activism and attending relevant events, Nelle is documenting her efforts for a more sustainable lifestyle through various online platforms, in hopes that she'll motivate others to step out of their comfort and convenience zone and make their own efforts.
As Nelle has developed an artistic career, she's realised her childish creativity has gradually lessened as her priorities transitioned from joy to monetary value. Nelle wanted to find reason to create art for herself outside of work, and so, The Lucid Seams Art Club was born.
With the Art Club's home on Patreon, Nelle created online community space that Nelle has created with the primary goal of inspiring others to (re)connect with their creative soul.
It's here where Nelle sets monthly art projects that accommodate for all types of art and abilities (although ability is redundant here, it's all about having fun), as well as providing a space for discussing common interests, events and just enjoying each others company and support.
If you're looking for a comfy, loving and fun online community space for creativity, then you've come to the right place!
Lucid Seams is still a very small fish in a big pond, but Nelle hopes to develop her venture into a forward thinking fashion brand that helps to bring sustainable and eco conscious attitudes to the forefront of the fashion industry, whilst still cherishing creativity, style and personality in the clothes we wear, and the art we create.