I finally got the chance today to sit down and pen Part 2 of Jo and Gurpreet. If you read Part 1, then you know Jo Good and her researcher/producer Gurpreet came over to my place and we hung out, put on pyjamas and took some photos. Gurpreet also brought some of her gorgeous skirts made from vintage saris, which she makes as a sideline. I had scouted ahead and asked the local pub if we could use their upstairs room for a few shots and after the pyjama shoot, we headed off to take photos of her skirts, and boy did we luck out with the evening sunlight and the beautiful location. A lot of laughs later we had some photos.
None of us did this shoot for any other reason than supporting each other and I loved Gurpreet's story which is why I wanted to shout out about her. We met up for a drink a few months back and she explained how she had found some vintage saris and had started to sew them into skirts, and how many saris are worn once and stored away or forgotten about. It really captured my imagination and fits with my own ethos of sustainable fashion. The great news is, that since then, I've decided to launch a pop up market called The Assembly Market and Gurpreet will be there with a rail of her skirts. It's so exciting and so unexpected. I love this journey I'm on; so many wonderful people I've met along the way, simply because I made some pyjamas, and it makes me think that whatever you are curious about and whatever makes you want to get up in the morning, just start doing it. It may not bring you untold riches but it will take you places you never expected and that makes for a wealthy life.