Contributing Monkie G Monkie
Published on February 5, 2009
What do you get when you combine a global financial meltdown with an extended Winter? Apparently, a shortage of fashionable outerwear. SANS remedies this with two new releases in their successful digital sewing pattern series. Easy to create and customize, the result is a unique piece that keeps you warm while supporting your local economy.
With basic sewing skills and a single needle sewing machine standing by, download the digital pattern, print, and then cut and sew your own piece using a worn garment or a remnant of fabric. For a finishing touch, a genuine SANS label will be supplied to complete the garment (mailed worldwide).
Each digital sewing pattern also includes 10+ pages of illustrated instructions as well as the SANS woven label for $20. Make your own “designer” clothes while recycling something old or unloved. Decide whether to include a lining or make something fresh for the Spring. Alter it, decorate it, do something unexpected with the fabric choices. There’s nothing more sustainable (or recession friendly) than (re)making your own clothes.
Also available online are selections from the latest SANS Sock collection. SANS socks are made in the US from a luxurious Swiss spun, organic pima cotton yarn. Currently available with and without holes in 6 unique styles and 5 vibrant colors. Each pair comes packaged in a recycled gift box and can be shipped to most corners of the world.
Since December of 2005, New York based Lika Volkova and Alessandro DeVito have been striving to create a new fashion archetype composed of provocative design and truly sustainable production. Recent recipients of both the 2007 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award (New York) and the 2007 On|Off Visionary Award (London) and featured in publications including Vogue, Metal, Nylon, Surface, Rodeo Magazine and the Financial Times among others.