|Alexbender Photo: Michael Dooney|
Where are you from?
I grew up in a little village north of munich and I live in Berlin a little more than 4 years now
I am an accessories designer and a dress maker. I sell my products mainly leather goods on the internet and a shop in berlin and nuernberg. You can find more pictures about me and my work on my blog www.alexbender.de . Apart from designing and sewing my third passion is photography.
What are the positives in buying handmade items?
Its very personal you know who made it most of the time and if you buy it online you often have contact with the person making it. I think thats great!! It much better to support small buisness instead of big sweat shops. Although often it is more unique and special
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere just walking around absorbing things surrounding me. Love to spend a lot of time in nature that gives me a lot of power for new ideas. Apart from that I love photography, music and dancing.
What motivates you to create?
I am driven being creative my whole life so I dont need a specific motivation. The passion to create comes from deep inside and I just love my sewing machine so much.
What encouraging words/advice would you give to someone who is interested in sparking their creativity?
Just do whatever you like dont follow any rules.
Everyone is creative it is just hard to start sometimes.