edie kahula pereira

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Industry Fashion
Occupation designer-maker-entrepreneur
Location santa monica, california, United States
Introduction "Specialty Dry Goods came out of my desire to do something with my hands". Made in Los Angeles by Edie Kahula Pereira, Specialty Dry Goods is about utilitarian products of good and thoughtful design - a new classic with a modern artisans point-of-view. Edie's focus is to design and make useful everyday products in quality materials that will endure. "what makes me smile - the thought of my bags going on many adventures as people take them into their lives." Edie's creative direction is influenced by her working past in architecture, as a product producer, art/product curator, fashion scout, as a person who likes to walk the urban environment, sit in cafes and travel to places far away. "i love it when a design detail comes out of solving an issue - it's the limitations that inspire creativity. Although CAD/tech savvy, it's playing with the actual materials (having them laid out in front of me) where the product comes to life." Specialty Dry Goods strives to make responsible choices; practical is always a must. edie kahula pereira - designer, maker, creative director.
Interests SDG utilizes a range of materials - leather, vegetable tanned hide (tanned in a backyard in Santa Monica, CA), cotton canvas, denim, organic wool fill remnant from Los Angeles-based sustainable furniture company, EKLA HOME. Hand sewn patterns and details are sewn with linen yarn. design inspirations - yohji yamamoto, comme des garcon, dries van noten, ann demeulemeester, tadeo ando, maison margiela, herzog and de meuron, marsèll, henry cuir/henri beguelin, wabi-sabi, everyday culture worldwide, magazines, texture, detail, natural materials, tools, pottery, wrinkled natural fabrics drying on a clothes line flowing with the breeze...