“She understood that the war demanded a fashion of rummage, of salvage, a fashion that was simple and functional, and could be made up with opportunities and remnants.”

Chanel, A Woman of Her Own by Axel Madsen. Henry Holt and Company, 1990. p. 81

I’m Kat.  I’m a  fashion school dropout, thrift store enthusiast and podcast addict. By day, I’m a content manager for a library in Vancouver, BC. By night, I write about beauty culture and other things for xovain.com and Seamwork Magazine. My work has appeared in the books Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery and the Seamwork Annual 2015.

You might also know me from my work with Our Social Fabric, a Vancouver-based non-profit that reduces textiles waste. I started volunteering with OSF in July 2013. I began managing OSF’s website and social media in fall 2013 and officially joined the board in April 2014. As a board member, I created and implemented our external communications strategy. I also managed internal communications, and organized events like our successful 2015 fashion show fundraiser.


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