Altered Statement specializes in unique one of a kind
hand dyed hemp fabrics and clothing.

Who knew Hemp could be so comfortable, beautiful, and sustainable!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

~*New Designs*~ (Finally!) at Altered Statement

We've been working really hard to get these visions out of our heads and into wearable form, and the wait (in my opinion) is well worth it!
I'm thinking that I could entitle the vision of this year to be Wraps and Ruffles... and there's so many more designs swirling around in my head that we'll see if it all dislodges by the year's end.

The newest creation is my version of yoga wear... I've been wanting to work with jersey knit for some time now, but have been nervous to use it. This my first *jersey knit* set... and I think I'm over my fear now, so expect lots more!

I wanted to create a whole look, weaving in the colors to match (and mix). I loved the sleeves from my last look (which I think I'm calling the 'Warrior Wrap') so I wanted to do the same for this smaller wrapped bolero. The sleeves don't bell as much, but still have a nice flare to them.
As with the other sleeves, the can be worn down up tied up. Detail and quality run deeply through this set.

I continued the scrunch/tie concept in the legs of the pants, which can be down or tied up, and in the top (which can also be worn as a skirt). There are also ties at the top for a drawstring adjust ability, this includes a bit of elastic in the drawstring for a comfier fit.

We added some signature appliqué to the pants to top it all off! I think the colors in this set a perfect for everything we were trying to do... expect to see these designs in a rainbow of colors to come!
I used a deep black, avocado, and an avocado that was marinaded into black (which almost give it a camo effect). I used hemp/cotton jersey with the ties being hemp/organic cotton muslin.

These new designs will be available in our booth at High Sierra Music Festival July 3-6th, so come check us out if you're there! And as soon as we get back, any available inventory will be uploaded and available online starting July 10th. We hope to then work on a collection of clothing only available online (since we know you are all waiting so patiently and haven't gotten the opportunity yet to purchase our *2008* designs). At that time we will also be working on our Eco-friendly Fashion show October 3rd, 2008 in Portland, Oregon. I expect that we'll also have a few new designs come out of that collaboration as well, so stay tuned!

Thank you all for your continued support and for supporting independent artists and hand made with hemp!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Getting ready for High Sierra!

It's less than a month now before we pack up and head down to California for High Sierra! We have a lot of new designs ready to go as well as some submissions from other artists, using our fabrics. I'm getting so excited! It's going to come together so beautifully.

Jaime from The Back Porch Boutique

Xusah's hemp cuffs

Jay from Jennifer Joy Creative

Come check us out at High Sierra... or stay tuned for the after festival frenzy when I post any inventory available back up online and start filling custom orders. I know it's been a while since premade clothing was available for purchase. I want to thank you for your continued patience and support. I hope to post a special collection available *just* online for our cyber family.

A sneak peak at new designs coming soon!!