Yes it has been some time since we sent out a newsletter to update you all on everything SANS SOUCIE!
2017 turned out to be a year of delays and setbacks with renovations on the building where our studio space is located in downtown Vancouver. During this time we managed to focus on custom work for clients and the film industry in addition to researching and prototyping for our next collection. While we patiently waited for the work to be completed, it became clear that we had to postpone the halt production of our next collection (that was in progress) until all the work was complete on our building. As challenging as this was, many great new ideas and directions have since come to emerge!
Sneak Peak ALERT! Testing of our hosiery fabric - embroidered with organic cotton for jacket (prototypes).
photo of the building where our studio is located. (FYI, our studio is in the bottom half, right side of building)
Now that the work is ALMOST complete at our building and we almost back to normal, we will be commencing studio production shortly.
This means our next collection will be back in production in the next 2 weeks!
Our official launch release date will be May 2018, so stay tuned!
Jacquard Weaving tests of our hosiery yarn at TAD//Maker Labs in Vancouver
In other news, we should take the time to announce that Katherine has also taken on a new role as the Coordinator of Fashion at LaSalle College Vancouver. This new role is an opportunity for her to apply years of research, practice and education in the field into the minds (and hands) of students who are ready to become the next generation of innovators.