2010/11/27

banurosa: interview with eleven44



新セレクトブランド eleven44
-彼女が手がけるファッションはデザインが素敵なだけではなく、オーガニックコットンを中心に染色方法までこだわった人にも環境にも優しいもの。
目指すところが同じBANU ROSAと 共感しあい取り扱いを開始しました。


SHINO: We are so excited to carry your fabulous pieces at Banu Rosa. 
Can you tell us a little about you and your label?
LINDA: I have been making things for as long as i can remember - since I was very young I have had a love and fascination for textiles.  I learned to knit when i was 9 or 10 and since then I have experimented with all kinds of materials.  My current project called eleven44 is focused on sustainability in life and the use of organic cotton.  But its not only that - my whole approach to life and business is about applying the principles of sustainability, thoughtful and intelligent design, community, integrity and beauty.

SHINO: What is the first piece you ever designed?
LINDA: I first started designing clothing commercially making re-constructed garments.  I would take clothing that was discarded and take them apart to put them back together in a more pleasing way to breathe new life into what was otherwise considered unusable and unwanted.  I particularly loved to work with woolens and made new sweaters and hoodys out of old ones, piecing together different colors and textures to make cozy pieces with lots of charm and character.  At the time I was living in the cool temperate climate of BC.  Now I live in tropical Bali and the focus is more about summer clothing ;)

SHINO: What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
LINDA: The textile industry is one of the biggest use of resources in the world, and contributing to that kind of heavy environmental impact is a big responsibility.  I hope to create awareness through my work of our ability as consumers to make positive choices with our spending in order to effect global change.  I also place great value on contributing beauty to life, and as a very practical person I like to make beautiful clothing for every day wear with comfort and movement in mind.
SHINO:  The very first time I put on your designs, I was amazed how comfortable they felt. Women do not have to sacrifice style to be green. Your clothes are beautiful and that are also organic and sustainable.
LINDA: I agree!  It's no longer about baggy hemp clothing in muted colors. 

SHINO: What are your favorite fabrics to work with and why?
LINDA:  I love organic cotton, tencel, silk and all types of eco fibers.  I especially love to work with knit fabrics that contain lycra - for all the same reasons as above!

SHINO: Where do you get your inspiration?
LINDA: Nature, art, music, my friends, traveling, the past, the future.....

SHINO: Do you listen to music while working, and what band/albums really get the creative process going?
LINDA: Yes, definitely!  I listen to music all the time, from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep.  I listen to all kinds of music from rock, to pop, all types of electronic, but my favorite is hip hop.

SHINO: What is your favorite piece from your designs?
LINDA: My favorite piece right now is the gridlock leggings.  I love working with patterns and screen printing and I wear my leggings often.... Recently I have added the gridlock yoga shorts to the collection and there is a new yoga bra top made from the same fabric coming very soon.   I also love the priestess hoody again because of the prints, also it has a custom brass zipper that I designed that feels like jewelry.

SHINO: What do you do when you're not working? What is a typical day like for you?
LINDA: When I am not working I love to spend time with my friends - they are my family.

SHINO: Please give a message to Japanese belly dancers.
LINDA: I really hope that you love my designs!  If you have any ideas or styles that you would love to see from me I am open to suggestions - I love to hear from people who are wearing my clothes so feel free to make comments and let me know if there is something that you would like me to add to the collection.  Much love from Bali!

SHINO: Thank you Linda!


2010/11/07

お詫び -Joey Pants

この度、Kucoon製のJoey Pants商品記述内で誤表示があることが発覚しました。
Joey Pantsの単色(黒、グレー)はストライプ生地に比べ厚手の生地が使用されておりました。
前回入荷の黒に関しましては、ストライプ生地同様のやや薄めの生地が使用されておりましたが、私どもで重量表記の訂正をし忘れておりました。

誤った記述のままで商品をお届けしてしまいましたお客様へは深くお詫び申し上げます。

今回のJoey Pantsの生地についてご指摘いただきましたお客様からのメッセージからは、
オンラインショップとしての今後のあり方を見つめ直す機会をいただきました。
一部抜粋で掲載いたします。

「メロディアパンツとかも、時によって厚みが違ったりしますしBANU ROSAさんのせいではありませんが、私たちは 現物を見られない分、数字やオーナーのコメントを信頼しています。
いいものをご提案くださり、丁寧な対応をしてくださるBANU ROSAさんに申し上げにくいのですが、なるべく正確な表記をお願いしたいと思います。」

BANU ROSAはお客様より信頼をいただいていることで成り立っております。
寸法、色、生地、質感など、出来る限り正確にお伝えできるよう細心の注意を払い努めてまいります。

商品ページに記載外の項目でご不明な点がございましたらお気軽にお問い合わせ下さい。
私やスタッフの商品についての個人的な感想、おすすめコーディネイト例、衣装のご相談、どのようなご質問にも100%返答させていただいております。

お客様からの信頼を大切に、愛されるショップ作りに励んでまいります。
今後ともどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。
BANU ROSAオーナー


※Kucoonデザインにつきましては受注生産となっており、アート性が高く,デザイナーの感性により若干のデザイン変更(メジャーな差はございません)が見られることがございます。
生地はオーダーごとにロサンゼルスのファブリックマーケットより調達。
地元調達&生産のもと少人数で活動されています。
KucoonデザインはBANU ROSAにて紹介以来、リピーター,グループオーダー率の高い人気ブランドとなっております。
商品入荷毎に適切な記述へ更新(訂正)をしてまいりますのでどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。

2010/11/03

Oriental Journey 2010

12月23日(木・祝日)
Alma Bellydance Studio presents