Andrea Hurley – Hattie and The Wolf
We are thrilled to announce that Andrea Hurley, Hattie and The Wolf, will launch this year’s Ballarat Ethical Fashion Online Workshops.
Andrea has spent many years in the market scene, surrounded by makers and artisans with incredible talent and a captivating creative spirit prior to opening Hattie and the Wolf. I soon realised that I needed to create a space that celebrated the maker, a space that captured the very essence of that creativity for all to see.
Over the years she has housed the work of many amazing artists and makers, some of those local to Ballarat and others further abroad. Regardless of where they have come from, each have been carefully hand selected to meet our stores values and ethos.
Sustainability is something Andrea is passionate about. It’s important for her to know where the products that she stocks have come from, and by whom they were made. Throug her carefully considered range, she aims to encourage her customers to shop consciously and know the story behind the item they are purchasing.
Utilising the space upstairs as a Preloved Clothing Boutique followed quite naturally. A chance meeting with Sustainable Fashion Advocate Bianca Flint and her business The Wardrobe Green has developed into a passionate collaboration. The space we call ‘Hattie’s Wardrobe Green’ has developed into a partnership we can both be very proud of. We buy and sell high end women’s clothing and accessories, and have also developed our own range of upcycled clothing called ‘UPCYCLED’. Bianca and I are both passionate about circular fashion and are pleased to have established a place where women can ‘trade in’ their beautiful, well cared for clothes.
Hattie and the Wolf is now Ballarat’s go-to destination for lovers of eco friendly, Australian made, and locally handmade items. The minute you walk through the door you can see that everything inside has a story to tell. It’s a space I am proud to call my own and it’s true what they say ‘ do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life’.