One Planet Community film - Evija Krigere
By Huckleberry Films, Nov 28 2011 07:34PM
Latvian Evija lives in Accrington and creates soft toys from recycled fabric. She makes bears, mice, frogs and cats for the One Planet shop with her partner Davis in their spare time, sourcing material from old clothes, charity shops and flea markets. They use vintage buttons and decorations to bring each animal to life, and enjoy designing them from scratch.
Each creation is unique, and the staff in the shop tell me they love it when Evija and Davis bring in new toys as they have a lot of fun naming each animal based on its appearance and 'personality'. They are always excited when one gets sold and finds a new home, but a little bit sad to see it go from its temporary One Planet home!