On April 24th, the last day of ECF, the Circle Craft Collective will be sponsoring its own fashion run-way show. Displaying their wares in this collective will be Circle Craft members, Vanessa T. Cunningham, Sans Soucie and Fiveleft and long time market exhibitor Adhesif. This is a great opportunity to see beautiful fashion items that are both ethical and local.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Cunningham is a third generation weaver living in
Her work is an exploration of color and texture through a traditional tabby weaving technique produced on her Oma’s Glimakra Loom and then post-felted to achieve natural tailoring. Each piece is named and detailed with scrabble letters as a permanent signature.
Vanessa saves every thrum or scrap from the weaving of her wraps and scarves; she then spins the woollen thrums into yarn for weaving, and sews the non-wool thrums into Eleganza scarves.
Katherine is an emerging Canadian clothing and textile artist/designer, based in
Katherine works towards developing new ways to modernize traditional textile techniques. Her experimentation over the last three years with non traditional materials and eco friendly textile processes has resulted in an extensive body of work for which she has received a number of design awards.
Fiveleft leather marries sleek modernism with rugged saddlery tradition by combining our distinct finishes with innovative sculptural designs. All of the production is done by hand in our
Melissa Ferreira is the
Since teaching herself how to sew at a young age and experimenting with textiles most of her life, Melissa is proud to say she is primarily self-taught.
Working as a buyer in the vintage clothing industry has inspired Melissa to create garments with vintage fabrics because of the amazing quality and special characteristics. There is a double advantage to using sustainable materials; not only do they reduce waste, but they add distinctive personality to all of her eye-catching, one of a kind creations. Special, hand rendered details are often added to her designs like appliqué, cowboy stitching, hand dying techniques and silk screening. All garments are made locally in