Kitten Vintage sources the coolest, the raddest 80's and 90's Vintage clothing and accessories. I re-fashion and re-sew to get those 80's frocks and tops even more fabulous. See me regularly at Round She Goes, Sydney or come and shop my racks in my Marrickville Studio by appointment.
As well as sourcing fabulous vintage threads, I'm launching a slow fashion label called kit//ten - ten key styles for the way we live. Using vintage fabrics and garments, end-of-line fabrics left over from industry combined with my design and sewing skills and a lot of hard work, follow my journey through the process of growing this business from nothing...
A Little About Me
My name is Angie Hulme and I own Kitten Vintage.
A Lancashire (Northen England) lass born and raised to “Make do and Mend” and even as a child I loved going to jumble sales with my Grandparents and having a good rummage for a bargain and a quirky 80’s knit.
My creative talents took me to Blackpool Art College where I learnt to dress up and enjoy flares and disco as much as I loved to draw and paint. Collecting clothes became my passion and I followed my dreams to study fashion at the prestigious Kingston University in London in the 90’s. With weekends spent shopping in Camden Markets or working at an archive of Pop Culture Clothing, vintage clothing became my passion – I even used 1960’s and 1970’s pieces as inspiration for my degree collection.
London wasn’t my thing and I moved back to the good old north of England where I launched a fashion label called Me&Yu back in 2003 with my partner Gordon. Specialising in hand drawn and handprinted tees our store also sold a handmade collection, vintage and remade. Me&Yu became a Manchester institution and our store in Afflecks (an alternative shopping centre) became a rite of passage and a must visit destination for locals and visting celebrities such as Agyness Deyn, Lady Gaga and Noel Fielding. My career highlights were being nominated for awards such as Manchester Women in Business and being a judge in the International Fireworks Championship where I had to speak on stage to a crowd of 10,000 people.
Yearning for some sunshine, I moved to Australia in 2013 and with a fresh new life, decided to close Me&Yu in 2015 and launch Kitten Vintage. Between Me&Yu and Kitten Vintage we took part in Finders Keepers, had a regular spot at Work Shop Makery and traded at markets and events around Sydney.
Having our little girl in 2017 meant that Kitten Vintage took a backseat to my busy mum life but flash forward to 2019 and now I'm really getting a handle on what I want to achieve with this little business. Kitten Vintage allowed me to concentrate on all the things I love – vintage, sewing, reworking, recycling, styling and creating but I've always been so much more than just a vintage seller and the kit//ten project gives me the opportunity to show off the full range of my skills.
Researching, designing, pattern making, sewing, photography, webdesign, promotion, marketing and so much more goes into running a small business these days. Over the years (in England) I have enjoyed passing on some of these skills in the form of workshops, business support projects and pop-up shops. I am loving the process of evolution into a slow fashion brand and this 'giving back' is so integral to the brand I am holding a free Re-Fashion workshop on upcycling as part of the Creative Edge, Inner West Open Studio Trail in Marrickville. More details here...
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