News: 9/18/2009  

Knit Picky : Textura Trunk Show

If the idea of adorning handmade knits doesn't quite resonate with San Diego's balmy, end-of-September weather--hold fast, dear ones. The summer tourists are all but gone, the leaves are nearly loose on their limbs, and a season of change is upon us. This Sunday (09.20) at University Height's Cream Coffee Bar (4496 Park Blvd.), Textura will be offering a full-spread of Uruguayan knit goods, fashioned for consumers who value both high-quality design and fair compensation. Sunday's trunk show is one of seven across the country, as the women of Textura travel from Seattle to New York, presenting artisan knits in both homes and boutiques along the way.

Textura is the result of an ambitious undertaking from co-founder Christina DesVaux, a recent Brown graduate who moved to Uruguay on a Rotary Scholarship in order to develop a relationship between Fair Trade and artisan cooperatives in South America. DesVaux, still based in Montevideo, has since teamed up with friend and San Diego artist Christina McCord--and together the two women have nurtured not only an impressive repertoire with Uruguayan designers and crafters, but a gorgeous collection of knit dresses, wraps, and sweaters.

"Our curated collection has been crafted by a diverse group of women, including rural knitters, seasoned weavers and emerging urban designers," DesVaux explains. "Textura aims to preserve an ancient craft, promote economic and social development, and offer you, the consumer, modern knits that are both beautiful and practical."

So, forget what you thought you knew about both knits and September, and stop by Cream from noon to 5 this Sunday, September 20. Can't make it? Check out Textura's online shop or stalk them on Facebook.

Tags: Cream, Textura, Christina DesVaux, Christina McCord, Uruguay, Knits

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