This one of a kind garment by New York based textile artist Samantha Verrone is made of repurposed vintage US military blanket, and hand-dyed with rust and tannin. Drapes over the shoulders, snaps in the front, and features two leather pockets in the front as well.
A portion of the profit is donated to the Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute, a Bronx-based organization offering support to US troops stationed overseas and domestically.
Hand made in the Bronx.
Made by hand in New York, using both vintage and locally sourced materials, Samantha Verrone produces one of a kind pieces, short run home furnishings and accessories that draw inspiration from Korean Pojagi patchwork and Japanese layered Boro cloth. She accepts the challenge of making something new from something that would otherwise be discarded. In employing the unique process of natural dying including rust and tannins, Samantha finds the beauty and value in decay. This slow and mindful process makes possible an ethical practice dedicated to embracing thrift and practicing sustainability, and results in objects of beauty suitable for everyday use. Made by hand in the Bronx using antique, vintage, locally and ethically sourced materials. A portion of the profit is donated to local charities benefitting New Yorkers in need.