Monday, April 26, 2010

Knit Collage In the House!

Hope y'all had a blast at the off-site sale this past weekend. Now, it's time to refocus on in-house inventory. I'm happy to announce that we recently got in an order from Knit Collage. The company is based in Hong Kong and was founded by Amy Small. Suzanne and I met Amy at Market in January and her booth was the brightest one in the room. She herself is incredibly bright-- between her smile and her pink blouse she fit right in with all the cheery, zippy yarn she was showing off.

For the full story about Amy and her company, check out the Knit Collage web site. Let's just say she looks way too young to have done so much already-- five years as a designer before starting her own company, lots of world travels, and these days, focusing on sustainable and ethical fashions in her "side" gig as the Fashion Director for EcoChic Fashions, an annual fashion show fundraiser in Hong Kong.

The stuff we just got in, as you can see from the pics below, is super playful and eye-catching. Knit Collage employs four women in Hong Kong who, using wool and mohair from Australia and South Africa, weave in sundry doodads from local trim vendors. Some of you might recall that massive, kooky roving sweater I made in Argentina. Knit Collage yarn reminds me of the stuff I used for that and I'm feeling suddenly inspired to take on another non-traditional project.

Here are some pictures:

1 comment:

indigo warrior said...

I made a dropped stitch scarf with one ball of this yarn and size 17 knittles. It's really cute! I used raspberry sunset (the top ball of yarn). Time invested - a movie on the television (maybe ninety minutes?).