Children's Clothing, Design, and Elegance

I Love All Things Yarn so “ItsATwist” Happened

Posted by Veronica Galen on Nov 25, 2013 10:45:00 AM

The earliest memories I have is leaning on to my grandma, while sitting and feeling the rhythmic clicking of her knitting needles.

The love we had for each other had no boundaries and most things she knitted were for me. When I was older we would walk to the yarn store and decide together on the favorite yarn for the next wonderful thing she would be hand knitting. These memories have more and more meaning to me as I get older. I cannot explain the internal joy that invades me when I see in stores rows and rows of multiple color yarns, that simple and orderly space provides me with the sense that all is OK and a peaceful feeling takes over.

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While attending an exhibit in Santiago, Chile; where many artisans were showing there skills through a variety of products, I came across a small group that was doing wonderful things hand dying wool and felting it. Irresistible. The research that followed our initial meeting, resulted in the creation of a unique, versatile and feminine scarf called “ItsATwist”. What is unique about it is that by putting your arms through it and opening them, you will make “ItsATwist" very wide and you can wear it as a cowl, a shawl over your shoulders, etc…then you take it off and pull from both ends and make it long to become a scarf over a coat or however you want to use it. The wonderful thing is that it can go from wide to long to wide to long endlessly.

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We created three groups:

  • Indulge, with 3 natural shades of soft organic alpaca

  • Adventure, with 18 of the most beautiful hues of hand dyed wool

  • Spirit, with eight options hand knitted with man made fibers for those who do not care for natural wool. 

They are all trimmed with felted puffs that add playfulness and warmth.

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Thinking that this is a product that would appeal to younger and older women, that it would be flattering to all sizes, we concluded it would make an easy and special gift.

As a gift, it had to have a fun box!

We came up with an elegant dark chocolate box that opens up in a way that presents the puffs as a bouquet. 

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We also have a gift for you!

This Holiday season we are offering 50% off the "ItsATwist" so you can give one to a friend and give a gift to yourself while helping women artisans!

Pick your favorite Twists and at checkout use promo code:

TWIST50

 

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Learn to Twist, here

We'd love to see your Twist on it!

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Topics: scarf, knit, accessory, ItsATwist, gifts, Holiday, yarn, knitting, promo

New Season, News Designs for Fall, Christening, and Special Occasion

Posted by Veronica Galen on Jul 27, 2013 9:01:00 AM

To Every Season Change, Change, Change...

The weather is still hot and kids are consumed by summer activities but little changes are already happening. The flowers have all bloomed, everyone is trying to fit in that last summer vacation, and each day the first day of school gets closer. We at Isabel Garreton are also getting ready for the change of seasons...

The design team is preparing three new Christening Gowns with matching bonnets: Layers, Once Upon a Time, and Renaissance. Each is lovingly and meticulously designed to be an heirloom piece that is passed on from generation to generation.

Convertible Christening Gown                   Cotton Christening Outfit                   Lace Christening Gown and Bonnet

We are also wrapping up the summer and kicking off the fall with complimentary shipping on our Spring Summer and Fall Winter styles in July.

Use code JULYSHIP for complimentary domestic UPS ground shipping. 

                                                  Shop Spring Summer           Shop Fall Winter

Whether you are preparing for the neighborhood Labor Day bash and the last fireworks of the summer, or you've already stared getting backpacks and crayons ready (some for the first time), find in our site the perfect sundress for a hot summer day and first day of school outfit as the weather cools. Each milestone in our children's life is a special occasion, a memory to keep and share with friends and family near and far.

Smocking, Bishop, Baby, Bubble               Back2School, Dress, Velvet, Courduroy               MEL727

Each milestone in our children's life is a special occasion and a picture is a memory to keep and share with friends and family near and far. As the Summer changes to Fall, and Fall to Winter we are happy to provide the fun, beauty and elegance when needed, to keep every girl adorably dressed with the perfect outfit for memories of Picture Day, Halloween Parties, Family Thanksgiving, Fancy Winter Coats, and the portrait perfect Holiday dress!

Hanukkah Dress, Blue, Girls Dress               Christmas, Holiday, Fancy Girls Dresses               Silver, Girls Dress, sequins, ruffles

Because Isabel Garreton has been working as a social enterprise for over 25 years, we have been blessed to see mothers become grandmothers, and daughters become mothers many times over through the pictures and stories they share with us. It is an honor to have the work of our artisans become treasured part of so many families. Every design in the Isabel Garreton collections was created to support the gifts of talented hand craft artisans who are at risk of disappearing, feel good knowing your purchase supports these women and their families. Learn more about our social mission:

Stay in touch to see all the new designs first and we honestly love it when you share your pictures and stories by tagging @isabelgarreton or #isabelgarreton via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. You can also email us at info@isabelgarreton.com or call 310-833-7768.

Topics: Children, Holiday, Design, Dress Design, Social Enterprise, Back to School, Holiday Dress, Christening Gown

Wish Tree: Holiday Idea from Isabel Garreton!

Posted by Veronica Galen on Dec 17, 2012 2:46:00 PM

I have been designing a good part of my life to afford women born into difficult situations a dignified work oportunity. I have enjoyed it all: dressescoats, dolls, itsatwist. It has brought wonderful people into my life and I am grateful for that.

At this time of the year I thought I would share something I designed for my family...A WISH TREE...

H a p p y  H o l i d a y s

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From Isabel Garreton

the idea is that everyone notes their wish or wishes in a strip of paper and attaches it to the tree. On Christmas Eve we will place all the wishes in the fireplace so they may travel to Heaven. For those who do not have a blackboard wall available, you may try the colored painters tape that doesn't damage the wall.

Still looking for the perfect Holiday Dress?

Shop Holiday Surprise Dress        Shop Holiday Velvet with Sequins

 

 

Topics: Isabel Garreton, Holiday, Design