But that does not detract from what a void they will leave. I want to massively thank both these women for the contribution they have made in creating and sustaining the DIY/creative community, and wish them all the happiness and best wishes in their new projects, crafty adventures and lives.
It is no exaggeration when I say it that discovering Wardrobe Refashion back in 2007 changed my life. Maybe I would have got to the point I am at today anyhow via a slower route, but Nikki certainly put a voice to undercurrents that were bubbling away and speeded up the process for many eco-minded creative people out there I'm sure. Personally, it had such an impact on me, even contributing in a round about way to me ending up living in Barcelona! Anyways... It will be interesting to see what venture comes along to fill the gap WR leaves behind. I've already heard of one exciting project so far (more details as and when the creators deem it ready) that should see that online refashioning peops have somewhere to call 'home' to share ideas, tips and inspiration. However, the pledge part of WR is where much of it's real genius lay: the mental kick in the butt that 'signing up' to something gives. The ending of that will be the biggest loss as far as I'm concerned.
And as for Mixtape. There were plans for another PDF only issue to be released, but recent word has come that the current and final printed issue will now be the very last Mixtape zine. What can I say other maybe, I don't know, perhaps you could BUY IT!!!!!! It's your last chance to get hold of a lovely, thoughtful and inspirational publication made with love and talent about craft, pop culture, DIY and sustainability.