When you see art that you love for your house, do you ever wish you could find that same design in a beautiful scarf, shawl, jewelry or a top? Or maybe a tie for your favorite guy? I know I do! Wearable art! Why not, you are a work of art yourself. Celebrate that!
Wouldn’t it be great if the products were eco-friendly and also supported social programs for those that made the beautiful art for you to wear?
As a fractal artist and Interior Designer, you may have seen my posts about how I create home décor from my art and use it in my designs. My Artist Studio at Society 6 offers framed art prints, canvas, metal and wood art, furniture, bedding, curtains, pillows, wall hangings, tote bags and more.
This week, I discovered VIDA, where they take wearable art to a whole new level and I was so excited, I opened a second artist studio on Vida! Finally I could see how my art would look on beautiful wool, cashmere and silk scarves, tops and jewelry! They also have beautiful handbags, purses, leather wallets and more. And I love their glass platters and wood wall art for home decor!
The thing I love most about Vida however, is their commitment to creating eco-friendly products, sustainability and ethical manufacturing. Most of VIDA’s products are made from natural materials or post-consumer recycled materials and biodegradable fabrics. Purchases provides social programs to their makers, those who bring the art to life, tailored to the needs of their unique communities, from teaching basic literacy in Pakistan to women’s empowerment in Turkey.
Here is an example of some of my favorite products using my Kaleidoscope design.
Click on the pictures to see some of the products shown above.
Vida offers scarves, bags, apparel and home decor. My favorites are the Modal scarves, the Statement Bags, the Essential Tops and the Glass platters.
I love the modal scarves! They are 28 x 78″ and made of 100% Lenzing Modal which is a luxuriously soft botanic silk fabric made of beechwood. It is eco-friendly and its fineness is comparable to that of natural silk.
They also have beautiful wool, silk and cotton scarves. also eco-friendly and some of the proceeds go to social and financial literacy programs in India and Turkey. The cashmere scarves are spun from fine Kashmir goat hair (more than twice as warm as standard sheep’s wool). Some are also made with 20% silk. The wool ponchos are made from 100% twill wool. Or try some of the pure silk or cotton scarves.
They have beautiful Statement Bags made of 100% cotton with leather trim as well as leather purses and wallets and really interesting studio bags.
I love that they have women’s clothing that is beautiful and eco-friendly, beyond just T-shirts.
I love their gorgeous glass platters (oblong, round and square), pillow covers and wooden wall art. You can also get place mats, table runners, tea towels, coffee mugs and more.
As a jewelry artist as well as a designer, I had always wondered how my fractal art would look on jewelry but was never sure how to create it. I was thrilled to see they could create jewelry and really love the round pendants and rings in particular. The necklaces come in other shapes as well and on metal or bamboo.
I hope you will stop by and visit my new store on Vida for wearable art and some of the unique home decor products. For art, bedding and furniture, my store on Society 6 is still the best place to go. Learn more about fractal art and visit my Fractal Art Gallery for design ideas. My fractal art is inspired by the beauty and natural landscape of Alaska where I live. Need help with designing your home? Check out my other services and let me know if I can help. Enjoy! Mary Ann