What do you wear to work in? I don’t mean work as in “day job,” I mean what do you wear to craft in? I’ve always looked for the perfect option that would combine strength, style, and at least some of my personality and I think I may have stumbled onto the perfect option in the new shop, DerelictWorkwear.
DerelictWorkwear is the brainchild of Nika Kirstie. The line is a tight offering, but every piece in it is something that I love. Their Workwear collection has four main pieces that you can mix and match in terms of styling, patterns, and usefulness. There is the Samurai Skirt, the Artist Apron, the Bandit Bloomers, and the Traveler Tunic, and you can choose any of their beautiful vintage pieces for whichever piece you like.
The Workwear collection.
Everything DerelictWorkwear offers is handmade in eco-friendly, natural fabrics. They also look incredibly sturdy, like they could actually handle being worked in, which is a major plus in my books. Too often, today’s clothing never survive contact with actual stress, whereas these pieces will take a beating and keep going.
All four pieces with panels on the front.
I absolutely love the retro feel to these pieces. This isn’t an accident, from the silhouette down to the retro patterns that DerelictWorkwear has reworked in new colour palettes. So if you’re thinking those patterns wouldn’t look out of place on an old timey quilt, you’re not far off.
Lastly, I love the silhouettes. I just do. They remind me of the workers you might see in vintage photos from wartime efforts where the ladies took over the factory jobs and proved they could do it all too. The designs feel empowering and practical, and like, by slipping these on, you’d be ready to take on anything that came your way, and you’d look great too.
The Artist’s Apron with the Samurai Skirt, both in denim.
And if you noticed the unique accessories that go with it (the ones with the adorable thimbles), you can complete your Workwear look with those too. DerelictWorkwear also sells the scarves, necklaces, and earrings shown in all their pictures.
Again, their jewelry is customisable, from the fabrics and colours used to the styles of the earrings and necklaces. Once again, everything is eco-friendly, which I just love.
DerelictWorkwear is brand new so their online presence isn’t huge, but they have a very interesting philosophy on their use of social media. Twitter will be used for “ground breaking information,” Instagram documents the creations of every order, and Facebook is for featuring DerelictWorkwear Women- their customers! I love that they have a distinct plan in action for their social media that doesn’t involve re-posting the same content to every medium. Its a clever and attractive plan, like everything else they have on offer.