xmittens

Organic & Recycled Vegan Mittens, Scarves & Coats

1150 Sales

xmittens

Organic & Recycled Vegan Mittens, Scarves & Coats

1150 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Thanks for shopping with Xmittens!
Periodically, I will be updating the shop with items I make in my studio. Due to awesome teaching gigs, and other cool art projects, I will not be able to create custom items, or make items to order this winter season.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Other Etsy sites I sometimes use: www.etsy.com/shop/ambercoppingsdesigns, www.etsy.com/shop/creativemayhem, www.etsy.com/shop/ambermayhem

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Last updated on Nov 7, 2016

Thanks for shopping with Xmittens!
Periodically, I will be updating the shop with items I make in my studio. Due to awesome teaching gigs, and other cool art projects, I will not be able to create custom items, or make items to order this winter season.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Other Etsy sites I sometimes use: www.etsy.com/shop/ambercoppingsdesigns, www.etsy.com/shop/creativemayhem, www.etsy.com/shop/ambermayhem

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Cultivating a deep, everyday relationship with creativity is one of my deepest values.

Creativity is a catalyst that enables me to burst through perceived obstacles. It is the doorway and the windows and the tiny, hidden-in-plain-view openings to wonder and the pursuit of my own personal happiness…

In 2004, I started making Xmittens to keep warm in my cold studio. I had just graduated from college with an art degree, survived a terrible car accident and learned how to walk again. I was totally unsure of what to do next, so I concentrated on learning new skills in the realm that has always excited me most: textiles.

As I explored my textile passions, I realized that I could create a textile and apparel business that emphasizes eco-accountability, thoughtful design and material sourcing, creates well-fitting and durable items, and considers the body an exhibition space for functional art-to-wear. I thoroughly enjoy being an entrepreneur...I find business to be a creative realm for the left side of my brain which balances the wild right side.

Not only is one of my purposes in life is by making actual objects, I also facilitate creativity in others by direct interactions in a class, in a volunteer art experiences, or by enabling another person’s innate creativity to flourish by being inspired by, being immersed in, or wearing one of my creations. Sometimes, I help facilitate creativity by revealing it as a driving force in my own life…as a real possibility and theme for a rich and authentic life.

Currently, my studio practice leads me to watercolor painting, blockprinting and natural dyeing. Hurray!

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  • Amber

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Creative Director, Photographer, Photo Editor, Fabric Washer, Peddler, Marketing Director, Manager, Driver

    Textile arts are my driving passion. All my creations have roots in a journey to Japan where I learned shibori fabric dyeing. Now, I'm learning about digital surface pattern design with a goal of releasing a line of patterns, fabrics and gift wrap.

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