once upon a Christmas

We visited the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon today and enjoyed the Christmas exhibit of old animatronic displays. Originally designed for the Eaton's company in 1946, I remember  some of these display from my own childhood in the Seventies.

Unique NYC: Kallio

Girls' dresses upcycled from vintage men's dress shirts on display from Kallio.

Girls' dresses upcycled from vintage men's dress shirts on display from Kallio.

The cutest upcycled children's hats.

The cutest upcycled children's hats.

This guest post is by photographer Yvonne Rock.

While attending Unique NYC, I had the chance to speak with Karina Kallio of Kallio, a very new children's clothing line in their second season. Kallio began after Karina, who originally worked in concept and apparel design, saw how much waste there was within the industry and wanted to combat it as well as raise awareness. Kallio does this by locally sourcing vintage men's clothing and upcycles them into playful dresses, hats, fleece capes, booties, and more. Through upcycling, "generations connect through clothing" and it promotes the idea that things should continue as opposed to being disposed of. I was taken with every detail. 

Karina Kallio photographed by Yvonne Rock

Karina Kallio photographed by Yvonne Rock