In this collaboration the goal was to reduce the production of virgin products by up-cycling previous seasons, giving them a second life. Inspired by the life and style of Georgia O’Keeffe as well as time spent traveling through the American Southwest Sheree worked closely with Head designer and Master craftsmen in the Helen Kaminski Atelier to create this three-piece limited edition of bespoke Pure Merino Wool hats.
This was a meeting of minds that wanted to explore the process of up-cycling, without compromising on quality and timeless style. How can we make a hat that uses no virgin materials yet is made from the finest and most sustainable fibres available? The Helen Kaminski brand has long been at the forefront of sustainable practices using only sustainable, renewable, and recyclable materials. Their commitment to designing products that are made to last and made ethically has been a cornerstone of Helen Kaminski which made exploring the reinvention of previous stock an inspiring process in creative problem-solving. The limited-edition Mesa collection breathes new life into the existing without compromise to craftsmanship or design. Reimagined by Sheree Commerford and reinvented in the Helen Kaminski Atelier by master craftsman Gary Bishop we hope you wear your Mesa with love and pride for a very, very long time.
Designed as a collaboration between friends, the CANVS x ArtClub partnership celebrates creativity, friendship, women and sustainability. Co-created with Heidi Middleton CVxAC is a pursuit of the practical with no compromise on the beauty with a commitment that every piece be crafted with high quality materials to last and to be loved. Introducing the - "Take Me Home" set.
This collaboration has been the very definition of a slow fashion project. Every process and material was considered with local in mind. We wanted the set to offer longevity in its function so opted for a detachable hood as an additional layer to the transeasonal sweater with a versatile year round short. The set is 100% cotton in its entirety and is made from a combination of locally sourced “deadstock” cotton Terry and organic cotton waffle woven here in Australia. Our love for beauty has been realised in the details from the double-lined waffle hood and sleeves, to the embroidered logo and individually hand printed garment labels contributing to the overall luxury and care of the design. At present there are a small number available hand signed and numbered by the maker.
Two years in the making, this collaboration with our friends at CADDIS will be worth the wait. Created using new innovations in recycling and inspired by some of Sheree's favourite muses CANVS x CADDIS will be launching late 2021.