Friday, August 5, 2016

Meet the Champion of Slow Fashion - Tilden!

Once in a lifetime you meet someone who inspires a movement.

Tilden Yamamoto is a visionary for the local and global movement of Slow Fashion. Tilden animates the ordinary textile into fashion that can take us from a summer festival to the streets of New York City. You can feel his influence and see some examples of his craftsmanship over at his website. Also go follow Tilden on Instagram - @tildenshop. His daily posts get me so fired up!

Some of Tilden's pieces made with Stonemountain fabrics!

Tilden - Celebrate Slow Fashion!

Recently Sarah Miller wrote an amazing article for The Bold Italic on How to Dress Local at Outside Lands, featuring Tilden and other local artists. This wonderful local festival is happening this weekend, August 5 - 7. Be sure to check it out if you can!

In this article, Tilden shared his love for Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics:

Sarah: How do you support what’s local?

Tilden: I couldn’t do what I do without Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley. Their level of quality and impressive selection of prints and fabrics allow me to get really creative. They inspire me. 

Well truth be told, it is actually Tilden that inspires me! Look at this amazing dress that he made for me out of our cotton chambray! Check out his signature details. Can you believe he does everything by hand on a single needle straight stitch vintage Singer machine?

Meet Benny! Our new store baby!

Tilden loves to use cotton novelty prints for fun accents.

We love how Tilden turns a simple 1/4" ribbon into fabulous little details.

He also recently did an event at our store featuring his slow fashion sewing techniques where he made a garment in our newly opened up front window!

Live Sewing with Tilden at Stonemountain!
We are working on setting up a time for his next Live Sewing Event!

Sometimes when we're buying fabric for the store, we pick prints especially for Tilden!  From classic checks to crazy cats, Tilden has great taste.

You will often see Tilden walking slowly through the shelves
looking for just the right fabric! 

Join me and Tilden as we explore the joy of local sewing and slow fashion. 

It's so wonderful to know that Tilden and his philosophy are catching on!

with gratitude,
FabricLady of Berkeley