We’ve got some super exciting news to share with you here at SODS HQ this week everyone:
We just added two incredibly talented children’s designers to our online store.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Almaborealis & Turner Studio, as we welcome them into the SODS family.
First, let’s meet AlmaBorealis – the wonderful creation of Maija Talvikki who is a knitted textile designer originaly from Finland, but now based in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
Maija designs innovative, texturally-rich and visually stimulating knitted pieces of clothing, aimed at children between the ages of two and six.
Her creations are bold, playful and widely imaginative, inspiring creativity and independent dressing within children from a young age.
The lovely combination of bright colours, shapes and different textures all help children to discover and develop in a unique and engaging way.
Maija is also heavily interested in creating ethical and sustainable clothing, so she continues to research suitable local materials (yarns) to create her products with. She currently uses Blue Face Leicester and Scottish Borders Alpaca yarns predominantly, which are both incredibly soft and durable – perfect for children!
Next up is South African based Turner Studio, who develop experimental textiles and garment construction techniques to create luxurious yet unconventional pieces.
You’ll find a gorgeous mix of wool jackets, dresses, and ankle warmers too.
The silhouettes of their current childrenswear collection were heavily inspired by Icelandic folklore, and explores experimental, seamless construction techniques through the process of hand-felting.
Felt is actually the first ever textile to be used by man, and is still made exactly the same way today as it was 2000 years ago.
It’s currently enjoying a rise in popularity in line with the current arts & crafts movement, which has made consumers question the idea of buying mass produced garments that have been made in places and under circumstances we do not know. Many people are now opting to make their own clothes, and felting is a practice that supports this desire.
Turner Studio are blurring the lines between clothing and art, as they continue to push boundaries of garment construction techniques, textiles and numerous social issues.
You can check out both of these designer’s new collections right now online at Little SODS by clicking here.
We’ll see you next week!