• Fiber Huis handmade
    INTERVIEWS,  SHOPS INTL

    Shop Feature: Fiber Huis

    For our Shop Feature, let’s meet maker Brittany Farber who started her small business in 2009 under the name Sew Nina, after her hand sewn creations. Brittany lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with her husband Jeff (a loom maker who also owns his own shop, Woody6Switch) and daughter, Marina. In 2010, Brittany began to sell weaving kits from her Etsy shop, and over time renamed her label to Fiber Huis. I love that the shop offers crafters sustainably produced weaving supplies and fiber yarns. The kits are a complete package which include all the materials you need, plus a Beginner’s Guide for those who’d like to try their hands on a weaving project.   What’s…

  • Habi upcycled woven shoes
    INTERVIEWS

    Habi Footwear – Walk on Weave

    I am thrilled to be featuring a handmade shop from the Philippines to start off the year.  Habi is not just a maker of handcrafted eco-friendly footwear for men, women, and kids, but also a social enterprise that upholds responsible fashion. Founded by Janine Chiong, Paola Savillo, and Bernadee Uy – what began as a college thesis turned out to be a very successful business as a growing number of stockists overseas now carry their brand – both online and brick-and-mortar shops (e.g. QamaySF). In this interview, Janine – President and CEO and Head of Sales & Marketing, talks about how their brand supports sustainability and better the lives of poor families in the country. What’s…