2021. We finally are into a new year.
2020 was certainly a strange year, and almost everyone I know couldn’t wait for 2021 to arrive. Business and project planning is almost impossible at the moment. We have no idea from week to week what retailers are allowed to be open. We have no idea the future of travel and tourism. We have no idea of the full impact this current situation will have on the economy. In short, everything is in flux.
In light of all of this, the great question is “what do we do?”.
I’ve actually been pondering this question daily for months. The current global situation has meant all my previous plans are no longer feasible. Covid has forced me to go back to both the literal, and figurative, drawing board. The most sensible focus at this moment seems to be concentrating on one-of-a-kind pieces. A step away from “production” work, with attention spent on creating unique bespoke pieces.
In the coming months there will be patterned ribbon scarfs, handcrafted ties, scarves, and larger pieces such as sweaters, coats and wraps.
Expect to see a mix of wool, organic and regular cotton, bamboo, Tencel, and our personal favorite, alpaca, that we use for our 100 Mile Wardrobe series.
Most product will be presented for sale online, or through direct messaging (on the larger pieces), plus through a few retailers that carry our one-of-a-kind pieces.
If you like to follow along with how we create pieces, or have a look into life inside our studio, visit us on Instagram at @w1hundred .
2021 is going to look a little bit different……but that is a good thing!