Unique Garment Accessories
Fancy something a little different to an ordinary synthetic brooch, fastener or corsage? My unique garment accessories are hand crafted and assembled in Suffolk. Not only are they visually appealing and made primarily from natural or recycled products, they will make the perfect addition to your attire for an alternative style to your country wedding or race day!
How It Started
The idea for My Fancy Feathers started in 2018. Living in the countryside you become exposed to a wide range of sports. One of these sports, is the rough shoot. This is where land owners allow live quarry shooting on their grounds, usually farmers’ fields and wooded areas.
Whilst the meat from the bird is utilised, the feathers often aren’t. Whether you agree with the principles of shooting or not, I did not want to stand by and watch these magnificent feathers go to waste. For the remainder of the shooting season, I collected carcasses from rough shoots or ‘road kill’ and started plucking.
In 2019, I created my first range of feather hat pins and brooches. From there, the demand for my product is growing (thank you to everyone who has purchased an item or followed me on Instagram/Facebook).
My aim is to use recycled materials and feathers that are ethically sourced.
How They’re Made.
Feathers: Ethically sourced from birds within Norfolk and Suffolk. I will occasionally source other feathers, including Peacock, from outside of this region (but still within the UK).
Packaging: Your item will arrive in a no-frills, recyclable cardboard tube or equivalent. Occasionally, I will need to use bubble wrap to protect the item. The packaging may seem plain, but I want to keep materials to a minimum and recycle wherever possible. Rest assured, your brooch will arrive in beautiful condition.
Other materials: Some items will be built around a frame. This may not always be from recycled materials (or recyclable itself). If possible, I try and acquire all source materials as seconds/defects from manufacturers who would otherwise dispose of the item.
Thank you for visiting My Fancy Feathers. I look forward to creating you something that you will be proud to say “look at my fancy feathers“.