More About Our Vendors

We sit down with each of our vendors and ask them questions to learn more about them and the vision behind their amazing products.

An interview with Shikha, the owner of Sivaana:

What is the name of your company?
SIVAANA
How did you come up with the name of your company?
It was just something I liked!
Where are you located?
New jersey, USA
How long have you been in business?
8 years
Why are you passionate about your products?
Sivaana is really my first child.  Sivaana products are like fine art pieces, each one is so unique.
We really do start from the textile up, we manufacture a lot of our textiles and then start with the embroideries.
Some of the pillows have a combination of hand embroidery, machine embroidery, crystals, and patch work-and yet they look subtle and classic .
What is your most cherished possession?
Nothing can be more cherished than ones own children
Is there anything else you want consumers to know about your company?
When sivaana had their first show, metallic’s were a scarce thing. People looked at the booth and thought “they really do take bling seriously”. There weren’t any booths showing stones , metallic pairing, etc.
It was all cotton, linen, and hardly any metallic weaves and I believe that Sivaana was the trend setter-to pave way for the silver’s and gold into the home fashion.

An interview with Juliana, the owner of Mrs.Lovegood:

How did you come up with the name of your company?
Many, many conversations with a brand consultant to arrive at the DNA and product design philosophy. Mrs. Lovegood simply describes the artisan behind each one of our goods, they are all designed with love, care and attention.
Where are you located?
We are located in Bogotá, Colombia.
How long have you been in business?
We have been in business for 3 years.
Why are you passionate about your products?
The products are the result of a passion about the whole process. Each product is thoughtfully designed keeping in mind use, aesthetics, technique and material. I love the fact that behind our home textiles there is a pair of hands (and sometimes more) and the time of a talented and patient artisan that loves their craft. The perfect imperfection of our handcrafted products is what makes them special and unique.
What is your most cherished possession?
I think it could be my grandmother´s wood, cantilever sewing box, those that open up from the top to the sides with many compartments. I keep it in my studio, it reminds of the past, of the way things were made, and of course of her, a very special lady. The curious thing about this sewing box is that it not only makes me happy (and a bit melancholic) but I have had customers come into the studio that can relate to it and start telling stories of their aunts and mothers.
Is there anything else you want customers to know about your company?
We are passionate artisans, we use the very best materials and we choose the right technique to work with them, always keeping in mind design and originality. We design home goods for contemporary interiors and living, home goods that are timeless, they should be forever.

 

An interview with the owner, Miriam, of Lazyjack Press:
How did you come up with the name of your company?
I’m from San Francisco and grew up on the water so I loved the idea of having a sailing related name. A Lazyjack is a knot on a sailboat. And press, was supposed to be in reference to a blog that went along with the company. Though I’m not the best at keeping up with the blog, I do think the names jive together very well!
Where are you located?
New York, NY
How long have you been in business?
About 3.5 years.
Why are you passionate about your products?
I wanted to create the best possible product I could so that’s why the ties are made in Italy on Hermès silk. Besides the great quality, I love that each tie boasts a really cheeky name. From conservative designs to more obvious motifs, each product has a witty name that will make you chuckle! My current favorite is the fountain pen design that’s called “Just the Tip,” the new fly fishing design called “Show Me Your Fly,” the stethoscope design called “Trust Me I’m a Doctor” and of course, the Mullet: business in the front, party in the back. It is plain woven silk on the front and lined with our iconic party cup design!
What is your most cherished possession?
As corny as it sounds, a teddy bear my dad gave me. He’s no longer with us so it has a lot of significance. That thing goes everywhere with me! It’s very worldly!
Is there anything else you want customers to know about your company?
Not particularly! We’re really cool so check us out 🙂

 

 

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