GOOD SPORT O.S INITIATIVE
GOOD SPORT is an accessory range made with the leather remnants from Australian cricket balls. Established in 2006 by artist/designer Simone LeAmon O.S INITIATIVE studio reclaims the waste, fashioning it into the original product ideas Bowling Arm and Maiden Over.
GOOD SPORT is industrious fashion and we love it!
Test Match ball
Bowling Arm® is a set of 6 bangles made with the red, white and yellow leather waste from Australian cricket balls. Each leather ring is different and no two Bowling Arm sets are alike. The leather rings will stretch to fit any wrist size making them popular with both females and males. Bowling Arm® is a simple idea – it is about making something from nothing. For decades the leather off-cuts from Australian cricket balls have been discarded. Re-conceiving the clean waste as wearable fashion embraces imagination; the product is designed and made by entrepreneurial thinking, storytelling and clever packaging, delighting the fashion conscious keen to support new and emerging trends. Bowling Arm® is a smart sustainable product. Incidentally, if unfamiliar with the game of cricket it unites Britain with Commonwealth nations in a shared sporting mystique. It is part of the Australian experience; played by communities through decades of change it has long been associated with notions of ʻfair playʼ and good sportsmanship.
Bowling Arm is worn by the fashionista and design savvy throughout Australia It has become something of a little phenomenon and accessorised the arms of more than 7,000 Australian men and women since 2000. Bowling Arm Highlights………. Profiled in numerous Australian and international art, design and culture magazines since 1999 including; Intramuros (Fra) ,Mood (Ita), Carnet (Ita), Axis (Jap), Interni (Ita), Gala (Ger), Monument (Aus), Inside (Aus), Australian Style, Vogue (Aus), Belle (Aus), Indesign (Aus), Curve (Aus), The AGE newspaper (Aus), The Bulletin (Aus) & The Herald Sun (Aus). Exhibitions include: Hybrid Objects, Idée & Australian Embassy, Tokyo; Freestyle: Contemporary Australian design for living, Milan Triennale, Melbourne Museum & Australian Centre for Design, Sydney; Beyond Metal: Survey of Australian contemporary jewellery, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Design Central: Melbourne Design Showcase, Corso Como 10, Milan; Design Tide, Tokyo.
Biography 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008
Sales to Alice Euphemia boutique, Melbourne. Sales to Issey Miyake/Final Home in New York. Comme des Garcon request for runway shows in Paris. Worn by designer Philipe Starck leading to international coverage. Distributed to 30 outlets in Australia. Worn by Australian celebrities and talent Heath Ledger, Kylie Minogue and Marc Newson. Exhibited at Idee Tokyo as part of Hybrid Objects exhibition, Tokyo Designers Block. Distributed to 55 outlets in Australia/New Zealand including Space Furniture, Collette, Museum of Contemporary Art. Appears on television show Sex in the City (USA) worn by Miranda and Carrie. Worn by stylist Patricia Field. Worn by Fashion icon Anna Piaggi. Tours New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, India, Singapore and Kula Lumpur Malaysia in Beyond Metal survey of Australian contemporary jewellery. Worn by designer Ron Arad. Bowling Arm sponsors the Australian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Exhibited at Milan Triennale as part of Freestyle: Contemporary Australian design for living.