Owner and creative director Jenny Cook fell in love with the feminist iconography of the witch at age 7 when Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on UK tv. This became irreversibly fused with a passion for making at age 11 when her god-mother Beany hosted a sewing day in advance of her school disco. She told her that when making your own clothes you can make anything you want and transform yourself into whoever you want to be. Naturally Jenny chose to channel her ultimate role model Buffy. Together they picked out some white cotton fabric and made a long summer dress to imitate Buffys highschool dance outfit. To finish off the look her dad whittled her a stake and she went off to the dance with the confidence of a badass feminist vampire hunter!
On reflection Jenny says “I am at my very core a product of my environment, and proud of it. I was raised in an artistic home that put creativity, experimentation, self-belief and personal fulfilment above all else. What I learned as a shy awkward weirdo kid through strutting into that disco rocking my white dress and toting my offensive weapon was that if you embrace your particular brand of weirdness rather than trying to fit in you will come into your own. You will find power and freedom through simply being yourself. If I achieve anything through Cosmic Drifters I want to give other women and girls that same sense of empowerment, not because they’re on trend or fit in but because they’ve found their niche and are owning it.”
All Cosmic Drifters pieces are designed and handmade in-house by our small team. Both our print and garment designs are original and exclusive to our brand and we offer a wide variety of sizing and trim options to give you a perfectly customised fit and style. If you’re looking for something even more unique you can contact us directly about having a one-of-a-kind piece custom designed. We offer a bespoke service where we will work with you to realise any garment style that you can imagine in your choice of our cult prints. Our commitment to exclusivity of design and personalised tailoring was made with individuality in mind, with the intention of giving you your very own Buffy moment! Oh yeah, we’re also massive nerds. Derp.
If you have any questions about our services or just want to say hey then feel free to get in touch via info @cosmicdrifters.com and we’ll be right back at yah.