Sunday, October 23, 2011

Object Mythology: Soft Layers for Storytelling

100% baby alpaca – hand knit in Peru

100% baby alpaca – hand knit in Peru

90% baby alpaca/10% silk – hand woven in Peru

One of the most important things that I learned while working at Patagonia a few years ago is the importance of subtle layering. The option of adding and subtracting to one's outfit is key to staying warm and temperature regulated. This is particularly true when doing active sports as well as simply going in and out of buildings during the colder months.

I love these hand knit and woven accessories from Object Mythology. They are a stylish and ethically-responsible solution to layering and personal storytelling. Founder Karen Chien believes that, "Every object tells a story and builds character over time, that is Object Mythology ... We comb through the markets of Buenos Aires, Peru and Cambodia for one-of-a-kind treasures, and we identify and build partnerships with highly skilled artisans groups in developing countries to execute our design vision and make a social impact."
Also not to be missed are Object Mythology's home accessories like this Uma Baby Alpaca Throw, totally luxurious and sustainably smart. The ideal cover up for vintage or hand-me-down chairs that have yet to be reupholstered. Nesting never looked so good.

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