Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Enter the world of Wovenplay

 I remember exactly the first time I noticed Wovenplay, their quirky printed socks and tights immediately caught my eye. There is something so endearing and fun about this brand.  Based in New York and created by Katherine Edmonds, Wovenplay is a unique label where garments are all locally made and they only use eco-friendly materials. A lot of love and care has gone into making these beautiful pieces of clothing. I really wanted to know more about the woman behind this amazing brand:

1- WWKA: How did Wovenplay come about?
 I have spent my life collecting old, special things and hand-made things especially textiles and clothing. When my son was little I loved to find one-of-a-kind, well-made clothes for him at vintage shops and flea markets.  It was during this time that I decided to create a modern collection of playful, hand-made pieces that would inspire and intrigue.
 2- WWKA: Where do you find the inspiration for your new collections? 
I'm inspired by fine art, decorative art and traditional arts and crafts. Always longing for the originality and sincerity of hand-made things, I love to play with color and materials and make textiles come to life in unexpected ways to inspire the imagination
 3- WWKA: I know Wovenplay is an environmentally friendly brand, what are the challenges of designing "green" garments in the US? 
 The biggest challenge is economic as prices go up for organic fabrics and new york manufacturing
4-WWKA:  Where you a very creative child?  
 Yes--I enjoyed sewing, painting, gardening and making fun arts and crafts projects at camp
5- WWKA: Name 3 things that make you smile?  
My son William, music and the Mediterranean sea