Gaye Abandon and Body Parts Winter Accessories are two small-scale, craft based labels producing one-of-a-kind and limited edition accessories and other goodies. Handmade in Melbourne, both ranges re-purpose second-hand and remnant materials wherever possible and are committed to sustainable, ethical and local production.
|Felted jumpers and other upcycled (mostly wool) textiles are the source materials for Gaye Naismith’s Gaye Abandon range, designed and made in Melbourne since 2005. Her one-of-a-kind, handmade homewares and accessories feature dynamic combinations of colour and texture and include table mats, coasters, cushions, ottomans, hot water bottle covers and commissioned wall pieces.|
|Body Parts Winter Accessories is a collaboration between Gaye Naismith and fellow crafter and hand-stitcher extraordinaire Melanie Hill (who, under her own Textile Allsorts label makes printed tights, re-purposed knitwear and an ever evolving range of desirable things from recycled materials). Together, they have been transforming recycled, felted wool jumpers into snug, useful handmade accessories including arm warmers, scarves and haramakis since 2006.|