Hi, I'm Jo. The creator of all Ekaj Handmade goods.
I've been making my own clothes since I was old enough to reach the pedals of mum's sewing machine. By the time I started working I was making my whole wardrobe - shirts, dresses, suits, even bathers one summer. But then life got busy, work got demanding and it was a lot easier to start buying my clothes.
Fast-forward a few years, and little Jake came into my life. No birthday was complete without a little handmade something from me, usually a hand-knit dog jumper. Then one day I dragged my sewing machine out of the cupboard and whipped up a fun little collar for him, along with a matching lead.
Then my partner, Anthony, had the great idea to make a pouch to store the poo bags and dog treats, which would also work to connect the lead into a loop to be worn cross-body when Jake was off-lead.
We got so many comments and requests from other dog owners, that the idea to create Ekaj Handmade was born.
All items are handmade, by me, in Melbourne.
My muse, Jake.
Sadly he died just before Ekaj Handmade was launched.