Arlette Lee has produced a collection of luxury ruanas, an Andean-style cape with her modern heritage twist. Arlette was inspired by the luxurious natural fibre of the Peruvian Andes, Baby Alpaca along with the traditional craftsmanship so set about producing her own exclusive collection.
This is the time of fast fashion. Clothes are something you wear and when you don’t like them anymore, they are thrown away. With a bit of luck they are brought to one of the charity recycle shops or put in one of the many recycling containers most countries have by now.
At 17 I was hired as a sales assistant at Seattle’s flagship Nordstrom department store. In the idle moments on the shop floor I would often daydream, wondering whose hands had touched this sweater last, who was it that carefully stitched this button or wove this ‘hand-made’ shawl? Was he or she young? Old? Happy going about their daily work, or forced to work in unsavoury conditions? In the vastness of Seattle’s largest department store I began to realise that there were countless chains of untold stories behind every fashion piece on our shelves, and I became troubled that I understood so little of how they had arrived there.
Nick Howe, Enterprise Manager, Diversity in Business at NatWest Bank, has worked for 16 years with businesses of all different shapes, sizes and sectors. Nick hugely enjoys working with new ideas and innovations and applying knowledge based on previous business successes to enable new creative ideas to come to fruition. Nick says:
“Starting a business is easy but making a viable business is the actual challenge facing those starting out today. By working with SPINNA Circle we are able to blend the challenges that most businesses need to tackle and adapt to, with the specialist knowledge and contact network that is vital to a business entering the fashion industry.”
Expression. Confidence. Aspiration. Success. The Mocaro brand is in development as an upmarket fashion business that will provide customers with exclusive quality products. Mocaro creates products for strong, confident men and women who share a love for statement jewellery and accessories. The development of our product range of iconic statement ties creates an exclusive, attractive and sophisticated look, instantly grabbing the attention of everyone in the line of sight. The rise of “metrosexual” culture has created a demand for accessories that exhibit this change in culture. As a company we wholeheartedly embrace high-end quality design and aim to always strive to take designs to the next level. Watch this space for further news about our cutting edge product launch in 2014