North Designer: Textile Artist – Jorie Ann Kosel of Things Borrowed

North Designer: Textile Artist – Jorie Ann Kosel of Things Borrowed

Produced by Nicole Crowder; photograph by Graham Tolbert

“A low-to-no waste brand: hand sourced & made in Minneapolis, MN”

The Artful Rugs of Things Borrowed: The textile business, Things Borrowed, grew out of a passion project in between Jorie Kosel’s work as an actor, as a costume designer, and at a local vintage shop.

Multidisciplinary artist Jorie Kosel put some spring in our step with her artful rugs that come to life through abstract patterns and vibrant colors. Kosel’s textile business, Things Borrowed, grew out of a passion project in between her work as an actor, as a costume designer, and at a local vintage shop.

These days (and nights), you’ll also find her crafting cocktails as a bartender at Demi in Minneapolis. Inspired by natural landscapes and topography, Kosel weaves her creations using wool yarn made from recycled bottles.

“My pieces are not meant to go with everything, to blend into a space or tie things together,” Kosel says. “They’re meant to energize, meant to make you smile.”

The textiles come in a range of sizes, from welcome mats, place mats, and pads for potted plants to art on the wall. Find more of her work on Instagram, @thingsborrowed.

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North Designer: Beck Thompson – Minneapolis, MN

North Designer: Beck Thompson – Minneapolis, MN

BWT WINDBREAKER IN ONYX/WHITE

– Water Resistant
– Lined
– Runs small, size up recommended
– Dry Clean recommended

BWT LIGHTWEIGHT HOODIE IN PORCELAIN/WHITE

– Kangaroo pocket
– True to size, size up for oversized look
– Pre-Shrunk
– Dry Clean recommended

BWT LIGHTWEIGHT HOODIE IN MUD/BLACK

– Kangaroo pocket
– True to size, size up for oversized look
– Pre-Shrunk
– Dry Clean recommended

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North Designer: Gnarled by Nature Artist & Author Anna Fitzer – Minneapolis, MN

North Designer: Gnarled by Nature Artist & Author Anna Fitzer – Minneapolis, MN

Gnarled by Nature

“Handmade metaphysical enchantments and jewelry with nature themes, gemstone tours and sound healing.”

Anna Fitzer, Minneapolis Lapidary Artist and Author of the book, The Underworld Prophecies 

Visit here to view Anna’s projects from design to finish and consider too having your own stones cut custom with: gnarledbynature.

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About

Growing up in a small town in rural Minnesota, Anna Fitzer spent much of her time outdoors playing in nature. She has throughout her life been involved in music, dance, visual art, theater, writing, and alternative spirituality. She graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish. She taught early childhood for six years in the Twin Cities area, using her language, art and music skills to entertain and educate youth. Currently, she offers stone tours, sound bowl healing sessions, and custom made gemstone jewelry where she resides with her husband, two cats and snake in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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North Designer: Joeleen Torvick F/W 21

North Designer: Joeleen Torvick F/W 21

Joeleen Torvick is an independent designer brand that creates women’s clothing which is modern and refined while still allowing women to showcase their individual style. The clothing is stylishly chic and sophisticated with an effortlessness that makes the pieces easy to wear for many aspects of your busy life.

Because we care about safe and ethical working conditions, all of our product is designed, sampled, and produced under one roof. We also care about sustainability and work primarily with natural fibers – cotton, bamboo, silk, wool, linen, and any synthetics used are from deadstock fabric (meaning the fabric may have slight flaws which we work around, or is no longer in production and available in limited quantities).

 

North Designer: Maria Stanley A/W 21 Sweater Collection

North Designer: Maria Stanley A/W 21 Sweater Collection

BRUSHED BERET | mushroom

It’s sweater season!

A refined collection of knits in collaboration with Peruvian artisans,
crafted from the softest alpaca and merino wool blend, a brushed texture.

 

MAX SWEATER | mushroom

Knit by Peruvian artisans from the softest alpaca yarn and merino wool blend with a brushed texture and mock neckline. Hits around the hip with sleeves intentionally hitting at the wrist. A relaxed fit.

MAX SWEATER | radish | earth dyed

BEANIE | noir

MAX SWEATER | noir

About

Maria Stanley is built on the ideals of holistic lifestyle which includes building an everlasting wardrobe, without over-consumption, and a focus on quality, purpose, with a sophisticated awareness detail.

All products are constructed with the highest quality materials, sourced from all over the world, and are made to last a lifetime. Each season offers new variations to refresh the wardrobe and not replace it.

Maria launched her label in 2016.

Photos: Michael J Spear

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