It all started at Rainbow Serpent
On a dusty dance floor in 2016. I felt at home and was in awe amongst all the colour, the creativity, the costumes and the silliness. I took home a huge amount of inspiration.
I started making costume pieces for myself (pictured is the first collar I made in 2017) and several festivals and a couple of years later I sold my first item, a jacket I made for a girl who adored the jacket I was wearing at a festival.
where are we now
Fast forward Covid and a move from Melbourne to rural Gippsland with a lifestyle change was a nudge to make more fun things.
2021 Cultivators was born out of love of festivals and creating fun wear to friends.
In a world already full of stuff I strive to use repurposed and thrifted materials as much as possible and give new life to old garments or use a local pre order fabric store with no waste.
Why the name you ask?
I have a huge appreciation for all the nonsense that happens around you on a festival dance floor, whether it be making friends with a stuffed unicorn, witty doof sticks, silly games or a beautiful piece of costume or outfit.
It allows us to be child-like in our awe and playfulness, brings joy and magically transports you from every day worries, even if momentarily.