Chinese American family photo

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2021

Join us as we observe the month of May AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) heritage month by sharing a personal story of how my family came to the United States and the contributions they've made to their own community.

Learn how to support small businesses and how you can help raise awareness on recent AAPI hate crimes.

Transcend Together : JF x SSkein Photoshoot Collaboration

Transcend Together : JF x SSkein Photoshoot Collaboration

Transcend Together as we encourage you to take seasonal pieces and discover alternative ways to wear them by introducing the art of layering.

Ever feel stuck in between seasons and have no idea what to wear? It's that weird time either too cold for a dress or too warm for your favorite cardigan. The temperature changes from high-to-low in a matter of hours. All sorts of climate situations that can be frustrating when getting dress. Then we tend forget the item and it gets stored away until we rediscover it the following year.

three alpacas for sskein blog

Why I chose alpaca as our primary fiber?

About eight years ago, I was first introduced to alpaca fiber by a Peruvian factory. At the time I have only heard about the fiber, but never felt nor worn a sweater made out of it. Well into our meeting, Carlos the factory representative blew me away after sharing the important attributes of alpaca yarn.

For the rest of the day I spent hours finding out all there is to know about this luxurious sustainable fiber and the animal itself. The more I researched, the more I was intrigued.

Santa Sskein Sleighing The Town

Santa Sskein Sleighing The Town

Santa Sskein Sleighs The Town

A behind the scenes look as I hand delivered packages to our Seattle customers. Witnessing the joy of receiving a piece(s) from our collection meant the world to me. I loved meeting ALL of you. Thank you!

 

Elisa

Founder + Creative Director