Help bring homegrown studio Rust & Stardust to life

Help bring homegrown studio Rust & Stardust to life
Two creative ladies, three dogs, rolls of fabric, buckets of ink, reams of paper, scores of ideas and a dream of becoming the foremost hand-printed textile studio in New Zealand ... that's the newly born Rust & Stardust, a collaborative venture between fashion designer Amy Clarke and graphic designe

rust & stardust design studio pledgeme crowdfundingRust & Stardust, a collaborative venture between fashion designer Amy Clarke and graphic designer Evie Kemp (as previously seen in Idealog!)

They’ve signed a lease, moved into a studio, and started purchasing equipment, but still on the shopping list are such big ticket items as a roof-mounted pulley-rigging system and a darkroom system.

So they've taken to PledgeMe to raise $5,000 for their large scale set up, and are over halfway to reaching the goal.

Pledges are eligible to receive rewards in the form of Rust & Stardust homewares, which stand out for their hand-drawn images, pops of colour and bold geometric patterns.

As well as printing, sewing, packaging, photography and all the rest, the Rust & Stardust duo also plan to hold workshops, studio days and exhibitions.

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