Hey there fashion fans! Welcome to an all new Friday of Sew & Tell on BTR! In honor of this week’s Energy theme on the station, I had the incredible opportunity to speak with the design/production team behind Appalatch, a newly launched brand for sustainable knitwear, and what could possibly be the world’s first solar-powered sweater!
Mariano deGuzman and Grace Gouin are friends with a shared passion for classic, durable, sustainably produced knitwear. They launched their Asheville-based brand earlier this year, but have already gained a loyal following through savvy use of social media and Kickstarter, combined with quality knitwear classics that are ethically built to stand the test of time. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Mariano and Grace about how the idea for Appalatch was formed, why the brand’s ideal location is in North Carolina, their recent acquisition of a high-end knitting machine from German manufacturer Stoll, and some developments in the works for 2014 that will raise the Appalatch label to an impressively pure standard of ethical and sustainable production.
Plus, a energizing playlist full of thematically-appropriate tracks from artists like Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kurt Vile, Best Coast, Free Energy, and more. So join us this hour for Sew & Tell, and get inspired to spring into the new year with energetic & sustainable fashion, right here on BreakThru Radio!