#adventuresinwray - Forging Connections

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It wouldn't seem right talking about embracing adventure without sharing ones of our own. One of our favourite everyday adventures is exploring human connections. We love hearing about what interests and moves people, the values they subscribe to and the explorations they are embarking on.  As a salute to the magic of community and a reminder that we are not alone in exploring our place in this world and what brings us joy, we’ll be introducing some of the amazing women we’ve had the pleasure of crossing paths with to you.  We'll keep adding to this page so visit any...

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Wray Crafted - Aqilah

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Aqilah (@studio.gypsied) is the founder of batik apparel and accessory label Gypsied. Gypsied focuses on exploring batik through telling stories that honour and celebrate the rich culture of this Southeast asian art form. By sharing the symbolic significance behind the batik motifs and allowing the artists (aka cultural guardians) and their mindful creation process to take centre stage, Aqilah ensures that every piece Gypsied produces is a form of cultural exploration.Just like the brand she owns, Aqilah is an individual that strongly believes in the transformative nature of stories; How they teach us not just about the past, but also about our present...

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Wray Community - Nafeesa

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An individual with a fiery thirst for knowledge and a writer by trade, Nafeesa (@nafingtonpost) is a storyteller that finds joy in learning, personal growth and connecting people by conveying stories through an emotional lens (We've included a link to one of our favourite articles from her at the end of this post). With an interest in the luxe, hiking and and celebrating local and regional small businesses and culture, Nafeesa shows us that interests that seem disparate can very much co-exist, and in fact make your life so much richer.  It can be quite easy to get caught up in the...

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Wray Community - Alethea

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Alethea (@helloalegator) is someone that has never been shy about exploring the things that bring her joy. Always up for a new adventure, Alethea approaches any interest she sets her heart on with boundless enthusiasm. She shares how some of these experiences have recently been integral in helping her achieve balance in our hectic world and (unexpectedly) even helped her grow closer to her in-laws.   You’ve described yourself as a bit of a hobbyist of hobbies, tell us a little more about the time you’ve been dedicating to pottery recently and what effect that’s had on you.  Ask my friends...

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Wray Community - Rachel

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One of Rachel’s explorations is being more purposeful when it comes to her fashion consumption. On her instagram page (@gardencatalog), she highlights sustainable and small businesses with her classic, super wearable outfit shots, shares her experiences with swapping and mending items, and something quite novel, exploring the use of an excel sheet to spur herself to learn more about her buying habits and style preference in order to gain insight on how to make more mindful purchase decisions. We’ve heard about this excel sheet that you created to help guide conscious buying. Tell us more!  I'm obsessed with cataloging my clothes with...

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Wray Community - Tammy

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Tammy (@tammyyeah) is the owner of Ssek Jewelry (@ssekjewelry) whose collections stem from reflecting on our place in the world. Deeply rooted in exploring the ebbs and flows of what makes us feel human, every collection she creates shares a little (very relatable) part of herself. Very fitting, since when it comes to Ssek Jewelry, not only is every piece personally handmade, Tammy is a one woman show that also does her own photography, translates the source of her inspiration into words and runs her store's operations - building a truly personal brand that holds a mirror up to our inner thoughts and emotions.  Everyone...

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