Claudia says, "Since I was a child I´m in contact with the textile world as my mother encouraged me to create patterns, dressmaking and design my own wardrobe, and also to solve what I had planned researching the solutions. That´s how I took form, researcher in soul and textile designer in profession. My grandparents have a small farm far from the city, where I go since my memory started, and it was there where the pastures of “Las Moras” in Cerro de las Cuentas, made me love the earth and focus on wool. Because of a family custom: “nothing is discarded, everything can be re-used”, I became a recycler of materials and objects. In 2009 I graduated from my design school (EUCD) with the collection “Texturable”, which means sustainable textures and I decided to dedicate myself to what I enjoy most, create. What motivates me is everything: the nature, people, music, art, research and my 1 and half year old son."
“Texturable” is a brand based on research, innovation and development of textile surfaces with high load design and manual labor, using Uruguayan materials (mainly wool) and recycled fabrics. Based on sustainable processes and contemplating the life cycle of products, I manufacture high quality products without any waste.
"I pay special attention in every detail concerning the process of creating each item. Working the wool from the sheep to the thread, gathering the necessary materials of adequate quality, and adding my dedication and design, I make each felt, each fabric to make up a unique on-trend product among its peers."
"Now I´m embarking on the creation of shoes, expanding felt to a different aspect of garment. I design my shoes combining handmade felt with leather especially selected to match the design. I work with a professional shoe craftsman who ensures an outstanding product, unique and designed special people. "
When asked about her influences, Claudia says, "My environment is the biggest influence on me, the things I live day by day greatly influence my designs. Physical space as the mood I have translate into my collections very clearly. For me make clothes is like make music, have to come from the heart to really work and give the message. I´m a creating person, all my life. I´m sitting making something and my ideas don't stop finding different ways to do it and get different results. I just love creating things it´s the way to materialize ideas and make the world more pretty and content full. Creating things is the way to establish a dialogue with the universe and people."
Currently, Claudia has two business: Texturable carries Eco Fashion Felted Clothes & Accessories. Feltbasic that is her supply shop where she sells handmade felts and yarns that she uses for her creations too.
I asked Claudia what is the most challenging part of having her own business, and she said, "To make everything work the way you want in the time you got to spend on it. I think that when you work for you is much more demanding than when it does for other. No working hours, established salary or vacation. You are 24 hours a day thinking for your business everything you can do to grow a little bit. Another challenging thing is to find a product that sells well and continuous all the year. (I´m still looking for it!)"
As you can see, Claudia is very talented and very busy! You can find her online on Texturable's webpage, Etsy, her Etsy supply store, Facebook, Pinterest, and her blog. Would you like to try Texturable items for yourself? Use coupon code: 1BIRTH for 10% off your purchase.
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The winner will be selected & announced on Sunday, October 28th at 8pm CDT. The winner will have 48 hours to contact Violet's Buds or Texturable to claim the prize. If the winner does not claim the gift card within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
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