I was recently interviewed by Escama, who create and supply me with my popular range of bags and jewellery made from can tabs. To read the interview click here.
Escama Studio is a sustainable fashion brand based in California and Brazil. Their mission is to create innovative on-trend fashion accessories while promoting sustainable development through trade.
They are a green company, a fair-trade company and an ongoing experiment in sustainability.
The word 'Escama' means 'fish scales' in Portuguese; the name was chosen because their flagship product -- crocheted accessories with post-consumer pull tabs -- appear as if they're made from big metallic scales of a fish.
To achieve their unique aesthetic, the Escama Studio team adapted traditional Brazilian crochet work and imbued the handmade crafts with a modern design sense and new materials. With designs originating from both San Francisco and Brazil, the pop top bags are handmade in Brazil by artisan groups who are not just contract manufacturers, but an integral part of Escama Studio.