Inner Animal: Sea Turtle
From Bristol, England, Sarah is the Communications Officer at wildlife conservation charity Avon Wildlife Trust. She studied Anthropology and Publishing, but has always done art and design on the side. She did a digital textile design course in London, and since then has been running her own creative business called skimi. Growing up in East Africa and spending lots of time outdoors inspired Sarah to create beautiful designs that bring awareness to environmental issues.
What inspired you to take part in our Artist Collaboration Program?
After buying a plastic phone case that lasted me about two months, I thought I would research whether there was any alternative out there – and I found Pela. Alongside, I have been aligning skimi with sustainable projects. I had recently finished a commission for Beeswax Wrap Co. and was excited about the next collaboration, when I saw the shout out about the Artist Collaboration Programme I thought I’d give it a shot!
Tell us about your level of environmental practices in your home, community etc?
The less that goes into landfill, the better! I try to be aware of what I use at home, where it comes from and where it goes after. Finding alternatives to single use plastic was my first step, using a bag for life for groceries, bars of soap, reusable water bottles and coffee cups and just generally being careful about recycling and reusing things where possible.