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Founded in 2010 by designer Elizabeth Brunner, Piece x Piece is a carefully edited collection of clothing devoted to clean silhouettes and small scale practices with a focus on technique and detail. Materials, methods and construction are all well considered with an appreciation for dressing simply and beautifully.
All fabrics are hand dyed by Elizabeth in her San Francisco studio using all natural dyes and fibers. Each batch starts with a conceptual idea of color and pattern that evolves throughout the process. “I begin each project by carefully measuring my ingredients, almost like a chemist, timing my dye baths to achieve perfect color,” Elizabeth explains. “But what I’ve learned over time is that tight control is really part of an illusion. When natural dyes and natural fibers meet, they ultimately decide on their marriage. I've learned to trust in the chemistry that is meant to be and let the rest go. It's a beautiful thing."
DYES & FABRICS
Piece x Piece uses natural dyes and fibers, and every piece is dyed by hand in small batches, creating original variations in each piece of fabric.
The natural fibers of Piece x Piece clothing does not require dry cleaning. (However, to keep them at their best it is recommended.) If you choose to wash your garment at home please do so with the utmost care, only using cold water with gentle detergent. Do NOT wring water out; lay on a clean dry towel and gently roll the excess water out. Lay flat to dry completely.
THANKS & CREDITS
Special thanks to Bryr for all footwear.
Materials for dyes are sourced from a range of origins including:
Logwood - A flowering tree in the legume family, native to southern Mexico and northern Central America.
Cochineal - An insect native to South America, Mexico and Arizona.
Madder Root - A flowering perennial belonging to the coffee family, native to Europe, Asia and Africa.
Tumeric - An herbaceous perennial plant from the ginger family, native to southwest India.
Rust - An iron oxide formed by the chemical reaction between iron and oxygen in wet or high moisture environments.