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WeeeeEeeEEeee. *HI*!

I am Kat O'Sullivan, a free-spirited hitchhiking girl who has spent most of her life bumbling about the planet in search of senseless adventure and community.

These are my original hoodie designs, which have evolved with much love over the past 20 years of my wanderings. I try to infuse my work with the bohemian spirit in which I live my life. I know that sounds like a bunch of hippy drivel, but IT'S TRUE! haha.

I reckon I have vagabonded though close to 100 countries. I've spent years on the festival trail, following the Dead, mermaid parading, moshing, granfallooning, standing on my head in India, and just staring at the campfire. I have hitchhiked to Timbuktu, Kathmandu, Kalamazoo, and pretty close to Xanadu too...

For years and years I…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 22
  • Joined August 18, 2006

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Recycled treasures, ethnic, oddities, velvet, vintage, frills, personality, originality, tall tales, sweaters, cashmere, randomness

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katwise
Recycled Sweater Clothing

About

WeeeeEeeEEeee. *HI*!

I am Kat O'Sullivan, a free-spirited hitchhiking girl who has spent most of her life bumbling about the planet in search of senseless adventure and community.

These are my original hoodie designs, which have evolved with much love over the past 20 years of my wanderings. I try to infuse my work with the bohemian spirit in which I live my life. I know that sounds like a bunch of hippy drivel, but IT'S TRUE! haha.

I reckon I have vagabonded though close to 100 countries. I've spent years on the festival trail, following the Dead, mermaid parading, moshing, granfallooning, standing on my head in India, and just staring at the campfire. I have hitchhiked to Timbuktu, Kathmandu, Kalamazoo, and pretty close to Xanadu too...

For years and years I have funded my personal carnival by selling my patchwork gypsy wares.

I am a painter as well as a seamstress, and these sweaters are a combination of both of those passions. I think of the creations process as sort of "sweater expressionism". (okay, actually, i just made that term up when i was typing this, but, it seems about right.)

I have sewn literally thousands of sweaters in order to perfect my technique and arrive at this elf coat confection. These are rough and tumble garments, expertly tailored to last you through many years of rambling. Some of my sweaters have been around the world a few times, and only look better for the wear.

For a dose of art and adventure (i do a lot more than just make sweaters!), I invite you to see my website - WWW.KATWISE.COM.

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Etsy has been a blessing in making it easier for my free spirit not to ever have to sit behind a desk...The response to my work here on etsy has been so life affirming! Thank you all a million times over for your enthusiasm, which continues to inspire and overwhelm me!

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qUe Le VaYa BoNiToOoOo! y claro que si...se habla espanol...como no!

XOXOXOX
kat

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“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville

If another artist on etsy inspires my designs, I delight in giving them credit with a little shout out in my item description. My elf coats have inspired a bit of a trend here on etsy. I've put a ton of heart into developing these designs over years, and they are precious to me, so please respect that. If you are going to use my designs, please give my shop a mention in your listing, and we can all be good etsy neighbors. *thanks!* :-)

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