Our friend Sarah Knorr’s store Fieldstudy is opening in Mission in Calgary RIGHT AWAY! If you haven’t heard of it by now you have been living under a rock. I had the pleasure of designing the interior of the store with her and helped bring her vision to life. And if you also don’t know by now that my day job is in architecture you really need to brush up. But what you actually need to brush up on is your Christmas shopping and this is the place to do it people! Let me tell you more…
Supporting and connecting with local craftsman/woman whose products are made with care and integrity is of the utmost importance to Sarah and her husband Hayden. Their true passion is learning the maker’s story, connecting with their narrative and in turn sharing it with their community. They believe in purchasing fewer, high quality items that are ethically handmade vs purchasing cheaper, cheaply made products that will end up in a landfill in a few short years. I dont’ know about you, but buying products that will last a lifetime sounds alright to me.
One of these incredible ethical brands is Osei-Duro. Sarah got in touch with me as soon as she got the pieces; she knew that Suzanne and I would LOVE these prints. And we totally do. Are we that predictable?
The shirt Suzanne is wearing is hand dyed and sewn in Ghana using traditional techniques and the bomber is hand knit with 100% alpaca wool. Amazing.
I am wearing a hand dyed silk dress that looks like the midnight sky and the turtleneck is also hand knit with 100% alpaca wool.
All of these items and more will be available at Fieldstudy. Word on the street is they are opening SOON. So soon I can taste it. Sign up for their mailing list to get news on the opening and any more happs at the store.
It has been an incredible journey for Sarah and Hayden and I know they are so looking forward to sharing all the beautiful, hand crafted pieces made by local artisans that they have discovered through their travels. I wish them all the success in the world and couldn’t be happier to have helped such wonderful people bring their dream to life.
Photos by Sarah Knorr.