This September, 2021 ELEVEN SIX launched a GIVE-BACK initiative where a percentage of our sales between the peak selling period of September-February will be donated back to our Peruvian artisan-makers to support their businesses, workshop development, educational and welfare needs.
We are honored to have collaborated with Hudson Valley artist:Corinne Robbinsfor our Fall 21 collection. Co-founder: Catherine was gifted a painting by the artist for her 40th Birthday which is where the love-affair with Corinne’s stunning abstract, nature-inspired paintings started.
The Rumi sweater + Juno skirt is a patterned sweater-set inspired by artwork by Ben Stubbington: a friend, past co-worker, creative director at Lulu Lemon and artist.. Using a double-bed-jacquard technique in super-soft, air-spun alpaca yarn, Catherine translates the artist’s abstract line-art. At first glance, the pattern can be seen as a zebra or woodgrain inspired. Ben speaks to the deeper meaning by this artwork:
As part of our Pre Spring 21 Capsule we collaborated with British artist:Kit Agarto create the KIT Sweater. The collaboration was born at the beginning of COVID-19. Co-founder: Catherine Carnevale states: “ I was inspired to create a vibrant and optimistic piece... something that would not only give the wearer comfort but some color-therapy!
This past April, Co-founder: Catherine Carnevale was due to travel to Lima, Peru on her biennial trip to meet with ELEVEN SIX artisan work-shop groups - new and existing. The trip was postponed due to the pandemic world-wide crisis. Catherine worked with one of her workshops to navigate getting some photo coverage and to conduct small interviews with the work-shop head artisans after Lima began to slowly open.