ANITA ARZE FALL/WINTER 2014 COEUR NEW YORK
OUR MISSION: A RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO FASHION
We are a Los Angeles based small company of hand-made women’s knitwear that is crafted in Certified Fair Trade Bolivian factories. We specialize in luxury clothing that is socially responsible with a mission to drive sustainable employment in the developing world. Our factories are Certified Fair Trade employing indigenous Bolivian artisans. Women make up from 70% to 80% of employment giving them much needed economic opportunities, which create lasting change in their communities. We respect and utilize handmade manufacturing techniques that have taken generations to perfect. We value our workers and artisans and treat them with dignity and fairness. Our focus is on socially responsible and environmentally friendly practices.
We are excited to introduce you to our collection of hand-loomed and hand-knit goods: ponchos, sweaters, tunics, vests, dresses and more. Inspired through the reinterpretation of traditional South American motifs our designs create a modern and sophisticated approach to knitwear, while supporting a responsible approach to fashion.
Our customers rave: Anita Arzé’s designs show a gift for reinterpreting traditional South American motifs with an entirely fresh, modern approach. Arzé shows off her mastery of original design creating modern silhouettes that work for all body types.The pieces are timeless, comfortable and attention-getting. Arzé’s designs deliver function with flair to become indispensable wardrobe additions. Knitwear
couture at its finest.
About the designer: Anita Arzé was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles while spending summers in Bolivia visiting her grandparents. She dug into her cultural roots and drew upon the hand-craftsmanship of Bolivian knitting for the basis of her eponymous line of knits. When she decided to launch her line she knew she wanted to access all the craft available where her parents grew up.
Borrowing the knit patterns seen in colorful traditional South American ponchos and wraps she interprets the knit techniques and creates modern styles and silhouettes. Arzé not only uses elements from modern culture to express her ideas, but reaches toward deeper inspiration that is socially and ecologically conscious.