Wednesday, November 25, 2009

December pop up store in NYC

Our NYC agent International Playground is proud to announce the opening of HOLIDAY! -- an innovative concept shop bringing together some of the most exciting emerging and established international designers and celebrating the many traditions and holidays December brings.

December 1st-22nd,
186 Orchard (between Houston and Stanton, NYC)
Opens Dec 1st at 5 pm with ceremony at 8 pm

Opening hours:
Sundays to Wednesdays 12pm-10pm
Thursdays-Saturdays 12PM-12AM

Participants include Ravishing Mad (Sweden), Vibe Johansson (Denmark), Yarimaki (UK via Hungary), Wackerhaus (Denmark), Fjällräven (Sweden), CUT-IT-OUT (NYC via Moscow), Liz Collins (NYC), Claw Money (NYC), DLC Brooklyn (NYC), Study (NYC), Charlene Foster (NYC), Uluru (NYC), Chromat (VA), Recession Rags (NYC), Innocence and Arsenik (NYC), Nathan Thomas (NYC), Nest (VA), People Spaces Things (NYC), Hooker DB (NYC), H. Fredriksson (NYC via Sweden), and more from established New York favorites!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Factory Girl

Soooo, there has been a while...but I'm back now! A while ago I visited the factory that produced my black and white striped jackets for the Berlin store Flex-Fashion-Interior. I received a mid season order and of course I didn't want to turn that down. To get a short lead time, I went to a local factory in Borås and I thought I'd treat you with a few pictures from my visit.

Here is what happens in a sewing factory: The fabric is spread in layers and then you cut.......with this hard core band knife.
Hang the cut parts in the clips, and fill the little bags with accessories like buttons and labels.
Off you go!
Your stuff is brought to the right machine on the rail in the ceiling.
When you have sewn what you need, attach the half made garment to the clip again, and send it off to the next machine.
This is an overlock machine, you know the one with all the threads that you find in jersey t-shirts for example.
And this is a one-needle machine, extra strong.
And here I am totally alone at Alvesta train station with an hour to kill. The timer function on my camera is so much fun!