Hi my name is Sandra and I am the Creative Director of 1st Man 1st Woman UK. I design and make ecological and ethical lifestyle products in the UK.
Growing up I was always creative and I had a love of all things fashion.
My Aunties were always sewing and my father was originally a tailor in Jamaica before travelling to the UK and becoming a Lorry driver.
He never forgot his trade and had a Singer his trusty sewing machine having pride of place in our kitchen; which he used to sew uniforms, trousers and boxer shorts (before they were fashionable) amongst other things for himself family and friends. He sadly passed away in 1999 and I felt an urge to do something to keep his legacy alive.
That's how 1st Man 1st Woman came about. I design with my love of nature and my inherited style x
My parents on their wedding day.
WHY AM I DOING THIS?
Plastic is a huge polluter in our sea, we have sadly all seen pictures of the beautiful Sea Turtles with plastic objects around their necks! This is one of the reasons the Sea turtle is high on the list of the top 10 endangered marine creatures. I want to highlight these beautiful creatures and their plight through my art and fashion.
WHERE CHOOSE US?
I will also be donating 1% of all sales from this crowd funding campaign to the charity Plastic Oceans UK, a wonderful Charity that works to solve the environmental issue of plastic waste, through education, science and sustainability programmes.
The money will also allow me to work on a Pr campaign to spread the word about my eco and ethical company and my message and mission. And increase awareness of my collection. I want people to feel good whilst wearing my garments. Knowing they are well designed, eco and ethically made.
My motto is:
Look good, doing good, feel good'.
Shockingly fashion is the 2nd highest ocean polluter in the world (after the petroleum industry).
I endeavour to use ecological production in all my products including heat transfering my prints straight onto the fabric so chemicals are not sent into our water system. All my packaging is as ecological as I can make it, to reduce waste.
1ST MAN | 1ST WOMAN is focused on making ecological and ethically made lifestyle products in the UK. My mission is to make a positive difference to the world and to the people who live in it now and for generations to come.
I aim to create a collection that combines my love of art and fashion. It's a stark reality that we need to start making changes to how we live in this world to combat its damage.
I will be adding a card with a bit of information about the Sea turtle to your order.
The 'Turtle Love' A5 eco art print reward.
The 'Turtle Love' A4 eco art print
The "Turtle Love" eco cotton printed wash bag
The eco printed "Turtle Love" t-shirt
The limited edition number labelled ‘Turtle love’ eco printed Swim shorts
The limited edition number labelled ‘Turtle love’ eco printed Swimsuit