This wonderful brand inspired me to illustrate and this tag is inspired by this unique piece!
Let's talk knits...
Please introduce yourself...
We are a young team of people from Istanbul, Turkey. As citizens of huge cities and mass consumption, we wanted to design our clothes besides our jobs and education. The whole designing and making process made us so excited and happy, we decided to share them with the rest of the world. We wanted to call it Wonderhand, because thinking about dresses, colors and playing with yarns became our ‘wonderland’ in the middle of this hectic place called ‘earth’.
The team consists of three girls and a ‘lucky’ man who founded Wonderhand; Rida, Zeynep, Pınar and Mahir. Rida, Zeynep and Mahir work as marketing professionals in Istanbul. Pinar left Istanbul for studying in Barcelona.
What is the inspiration behind Wonderhand?
We handle this in two parts. The first one is the thousands of years old knitting and crocheting traditions that stems from Anatolia (main/middle part of Turkey). Anatolia has a very old culture in craftsmanship from civilizations like Hittite and Sumerian’s. The women who knit the dresses shows us knitting techniques, which they learnt from their mothers, and their mothers from their mothers;). They surely inspire us in many ways…
The second part is what we see on people when we travel, different objects and of course, as a team with three girls, our own needsJ
What we want to do is to combine the tradition of handmade with fresh ideas and urban needs and come up with handmade design items that would shine in your wardrobe!
What is your best seller and how long does it take to finish one item?
Our best selling dress is Swan: http://www.etsy.com/listing/86481341/little-black-dress-swan-handmade-new
It usually takes 7-10 days to finish an item, depending on the details and the length of the item.
Where else can we admire and purchase your creations?
At the moment we sell our items via our Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Wonderhand
We have a brand new Facebook Page, where we share our world, and plus we have random flash sales every week. So if you follow us, you can get special discounts! www.facebook.com/Wonderhand.UK
Where do you see your brand in 5 years?
We would like to go on designing handmade knitwear for winter and spring seasons. But also, we would like to expand our brand to different areas like home, decoration and art. We would like to bring people carefully made, one of a kind items and make them happy by providing unique items.
Our point is not to make too many sales, but making our customers as satisfied as possible. That's why our long term plans don’t include mass production, we will always aim to make the best for each item.
So if you are interested in knitwear and want to stand out in the crowd you need to check out this brand!
So, if you need your product illustrated feel free to contact me! http://www.etsy.com/shop/BaleaRaitzART