INTERVIEW WITH COMPANY OF STRANGERS Ė Sara Aspinall
GC: How did the brand started?
SARA ASPINALL: Out of necessity to do something with myself after I enrolled in art school then dropped out after 1 week- student life wasnít for me I decidedÖ
GC: Your first collection was based on using sustainable goods such as found leather jackets, metal & chain, does sustainable fashion play an important role in your brand?
SARA ASPINALL: I hate to throw things away, I keep all the leftover bits after Iíve cut up a jacket or shirt or jeans, one day I may patch them all together! I donít think Iím a model for sustainability, but probably more I like the attitude our grandparents had. You use what you have, you donít throw things away, you fix them, or turn them into something else. Old school sensibility. We are such a wasteful society now. I donít like that.
GC: What does Company of Strangers consider as the essential element when designing a product?
SARA ASPINALL: Can you wear it? Does it work? Is it comfortable? So FUNCTION!