Wishing everyone a wonderful 2017- full of laughter, love and happiness!
Toronto and environs! Next weekend (December 17&18) you are invited to a lovely space, the Art Room on Annette st. near High Park, for a holiday Open House featuring my blockprinted textiles, as well as glorious jewelry by Amy Rogers (hereandhere.com) and gorgeous fine artworks by Holly Wheatcroft (theartroomtoronto.com)
There will be nibbles and holiday cheer and lots of beautiful original pieces available!!!
saturday 1-6/sunday 12-5
Ooh la la I am so thrilled to share the latest additions to kate austin designs resort 2017 slow fashion collection! A very exciting box from Peru has arrived with lovely handwoven belts and beautiful pompom/tassel accents, completing the limited edition kimonos I have just added to the shop-- along with some lovely little drawstring travel bags to keep everything neat and tidy while you island hop in the caribbean, hike through the alps or bike around iceland!
I'm thrilled to announce the launch of my first ever block printed, fair trade, eco-dyed, heirloom-quality, soft silky organic cotton fashion line! This exciting collection features yukatas (cotton kimonos), tunics, sarongs and furoshiki/scarves in two vibrant, timeless patterns- a fresh geometric print and a bold floral design. They are hand printed with care and love in India by skilled artisans. The kimonos and the tunics come with handwoven cotton belts made in Peru to benefit women who are survivors of domestic abuse. I'm overjoyed that these special pieces are both chic AND caring-- a winning combo!!!
Each piece is part of a limited edition, order soon to get yours... they are available in my webshop here...