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Welcome to tricotaria!

WHO
My name is Andreia and I'm the person behind the label, the brand and the pieces you find at this shop. tricotaria is a portuguese word and it means 'I would knit' - yes, if I could I would knit more because I really enjoy doing it. Besides that, I love sewing which I learned when I was a child, taught by my mother, a very talented dressmaker.

WHAT
I trully believe that my creations have something new to offer you. You'll experience uniqueness, comfort, high-quality materials, attention to detail, sustainability, elegance, trough a knitted necklace, a cowl, a scarf, a brooch or a purse.
My items are one-of-a-kind pieces or belong to limited editions. All of them are hand knitted or sewn exclusively by me. I give lots of attention to detail and quality, so I try to…

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  • Joined April 7, 2010

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top quality yarns and fabrics like wool, cotton, organic cotton, linen

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About

Welcome to tricotaria!

WHO
My name is Andreia and I'm the person behind the label, the brand and the pieces you find at this shop. tricotaria is a portuguese word and it means 'I would knit' - yes, if I could I would knit more because I really enjoy doing it. Besides that, I love sewing which I learned when I was a child, taught by my mother, a very talented dressmaker.

WHAT
I trully believe that my creations have something new to offer you. You'll experience uniqueness, comfort, high-quality materials, attention to detail, sustainability, elegance, trough a knitted necklace, a cowl, a scarf, a brooch or a purse.
My items are one-of-a-kind pieces or belong to limited editions. All of them are hand knitted or sewn exclusively by me. I give lots of attention to detail and quality, so I try to find high-quality materials to work with. High-quality Portuguese materials are at the top of my searches. I love natural materials like wool, cotton, linen.

I believe that less is more and that handmade goodies are made to last, so I think the slogan 'Slow fashion for your life' fits well my creations.

HOW
My inspiration usually comes from the materials, the shapes or my own needs. That's what happened with my knitted necklaces series colllection http://www.etsy.com/shop/tricotaria?section_id=7550762.
Besides that, I'm strongly influenced by my taste and cultural background. I've a University degree. I love Jazz and a good Orchestra, minimal Architecture and Design.
This project began a couple years ago, after my third child was born. I found etsy almost at the same time as I was creating my first pieces during that maternity leave and then I began the adventure of selling online. What have started as an hobby is now becoming my central activity and I'm very happy to develop this handmade business. The most amazing thing is that I realize how I feel happy making tangible goods that people around the word wear and feel happy too. I've just got this feedback from a customer: "Lovely. 100% happy."

WHERE
I work at my home studio in Cascais (a very pleseant small city closed to Lisbon) where I live with my husband and our four children.

Thanks for stopping by. It's a pleasure to have you around http://www.tricotaria.etsy.com


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my other shop:

http://www.4happychildren.etsy.com >> handmade goodies for happy children

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