I'm going to tell you a little about myself and my work!
I am a mother of 26 years old, entrepreneur and lover of creating. I live in Punta Rubia (Rocha), on the east coast of Uruguay, with my boyfriend and our son that is almost two years old. Surrounded by nature, I sleep with the sound of the ocean and wake up every day looking at its immensity. I think I'm the luckiest person in the world and I am achieving a good balance between the two things I love most in life: family and fashion.
Right now I'm doing my thesis on dyed wool in order to graduate as an Industrial Textile Designer and in a few years I would like to continue studying.
My brand started the last year of my schooling (2009), with my graduation collection named "Texturable". I had amazing feedback from my teachers and people in general and the collection sold out immediately. I started to sell other versions of the collection, which had the same results. As texturable means sustainable textures (from the Spanish “texturas sustentables”), I kept working with that concept. I decided to use the name that I already had and build the brand from there. I always knew I wanted to work by myself and this gave me the opportunity to develop something I love to do, with something that people want and like.
Why are my pieces special? First of all, I make most of the materials used in the clothes and different items I design. I do research, develop and create textures that are later applied to the different collections. That's why the starting point goes further than just choosing a genre to make an outfit. Each item is conceived from its material until the last detail. My items are completely handcrafted. Felts, dyes, embroideries, everything is handmade; I create everything with dedication and patience. Occasionally I work with other people, mainly for big productions or in making shoes, but I always have the rule of making everything first by myself. Most of my items are one of a kind, meaning they are unique as a result of its handcrafted production, which provides singularity and relevance to every piece of clothing. All my clothes carry energy and expression and, in this sense, I try to put all my dedication toward expressing that in who will wear it.
To finish I'm going to leave you my recommended items for this Fall:
|Coral Infinity Scarf | Felted Fringe Scarf | Fringe Boot Cuffs | Felted Moto Jacket|
I hope you enjoy these words and thanks to Jenny for giving me the space to let you know a little about what Texturable is!
Please use the coupon code "ModernModestBeauty" to get 15% OFF your purchase. This is will expire November 27th. I'm sure you can find something for you, or as a gift, in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/texturable.
Claudia is an incredible designer and I can really tell that she puts her heart and soul into everything she makes! I hope all of you lovely readers will take a moment to go check out her shop, because it is filled with high-quality, handmade items. You can also follow along on Facebook and Twitter!