Hana Amelia designs thoughtful, wearable and fun childrenswear with a focus on capsule collections and sustainability. The garments are layered for inter-seasonal wear and have a focus on mixing the old with the new, by mixing attentive purchasing of new materials alongside utilising materials already in circulation.
Designing under the brand SCRAPS, each season I aim to reduce studio waste by creating limited run garments and accessories from the studio scraps bringing a playful challenge to the design practice. I am passionate about sustainability and circular fashion, aiming to make garments to last, be mended, passed on and loved. I am keen to continue development in this area and will always strive to improve my environmental impact. The collection is heavily print based and expresses my love of colour, it has a nostalgic yet contemporary feel and is heavily influenced by my daughter.
My collection is inspired by my daughter and compares my experiences growing up with the restraints experienced by children today. It explores how to balance this and allow a sense of freedom even within current climates. The prints within the collection were part of an art experience during lock-down. Whilst balancing both my own and my daughters home-schooling, I decided to take the opportunity to blend the work together for my collection.
The shapes are inspired by my favourite childhood movies and characters, with the enthesis on endless days of summer with your friends. Leaving the house at 9am and not returning until the streetlights come on! Groups of kids wild and free, collecting each other on bikes and never knowing what the day would hold. The collection feels fun and playful but still considers its impact on the planet and its resources.
Pushing boundaries with my Raffia dress, I aimed to create a sustainable tutu to celebrate my daughters great love for this usually synthetic material. The raffia was hand cut and individually sewn attached to hemp fabric. The embroidery materials sourced from my local environmental charity. This garment was challenging yet fun and I enjoyed the process of re-thinking garments we already own.