The SSAW Collective is a community of growers and makers, committed to a regenerative way of working and designing with seasonal produce.
The SSAW Collective was founded by three friends working together as freelancers, with backgrounds and interests that go way beyond flowers, farming and food.
As conscious creators, we are motivated by practices that are led by nature. A movement towards a slower, more considered approach that benefits both people and the planet; advocating for equal opportunities, fair wages and positive ways of working; regenerating soils, sequestering carbon and replenishing insect populations.
We stand for biodiversity, accessibility and creativity. Our aim is to create and curate thought provoking work - be it floral, food, or farming - that celebrates the ephemerality of nature, promoting true seasonality and sustainability.
Joining forces allows us to take on more ambitious and challenging briefs. It gives us the opportunity to be better and braver creators; to produce more interesting, intelligent work, unique to the specifications of each project.
We are here to encourage each other and other small startups, ensuring that we stay true to our values by challenging each other on our ethical responsibilities as creators. With an inclusive approach, we are eager to expand the collective and collaborate with others who feel their work holds the same intrinsic connection to and respect for the environment, building a platform to support each other and share resources.
Rosie Bristow - spinning straw into gold
I was lucky enough to meet Rosie earlier this year, we spent lockdown together at Flourish Produce where we constantly discussed organic food, healthy soils, work ethics, the joys of working with natural, regenerative agriculture and more! It didn't take me long to realise that Rosie was an incredibly talented musician and costume designer, as well as a constantly positive and uplifting character to be around.
Rosie’s article discusses her entrance into regenerative clothing and fabrics and as expected, is beautifully written and completely inspiring - enjoy.