Now that we are firmly in Fall, and the leaves have been changing for a few weeks now, I feel its time to reflect on where we are and the road ahead (to Winter!) Yes, Winter is coming and our little engines are turning quickly as designs are being worked on for the new “Tribe” Women’s Outerwear collection. If you recall, this Summer I introduced a “teaser” for this new SIGIL campaign. While the life delays have slightly pushed back the calendar on the release, you may expect to see this fabulous collection released early next year in time to wear before the birds sing.
As for this glorious Fall season, you can expect to see more focus on worn leather jewelry and accessories with mineral adornments. At time of print, I have a leather double wrap cuff with a quartz crystal crown waiting for a new home in our online store. Watch for updates in the following week and throughout November as the Etsy store begins to stock with more. If you’re in Seattle, stop by El Corazon this Sunday for the second to last Mourning Market where I’ll be vending with Jason Soles.
Finally, in celebration of October and the 2-year anniversary of SIGIL, any purchases this month come with a vial of Icelandic Volcanic Black Sand, while supplies last, hand-gathered from the black sand beach in Vik, Iceland. It’s our way of saying thank you for all your support!
~ Anita / SIGIL
Thank you to everyone who came to West Elm this past Saturday in Seattle. It was a great turnout and beautiful weather to boot! As a result, I am nearly sold out on leather cuffs and appreciated hearing the feedback on the brand-new leather notebook cover.
The SIGIL studio is currently in full restock mode in prep for Fall and we will be taking a short break in September to travel to Iceland for some much-needed inspiration and travel time. Upon my return I will be gearing up for the HP Lovecraft film festival taking place in Portland, OR in early October. If you live in the Northwest I highly recommend attending.
Speaking of travel, look out for another new addition to the SIGIL family specifically to house and protect your passport…
As we look to Fall, expect some exciting updates including production of the long awaited tote bag.
-Anita / SIGIL
Prototype of the newest SIGIL family member is complete, making this a great start to the week in the Studio. I am very excited to introduce to you the SIGIL “Doctor’s Bag”. The Doctor is a slimmer, longer yet compact lined purse for those of us who prefer a more petite bag with a big personality.
While details are worked over, look for more updates as this style is readied for availability next month.
It’s been a very long time since my last blog post. We’ve changed seasons, Solstice has come and gone, yet here in Seattle, the summer has been blissfully cool so far (great for working in the studio!) Creating is the excuse for not blogging, and I’m stubbornly sticking to it.
Some developments are on the not-so-faint horizon, most notably the newest SIGIL campaign, TRIBE. I am keeping the details unwraps for the moment, but I’m finalizing three key pieces that will drive this exciting collection. Expect a release date this Winter and more news as this exciting project unveils. This is by far the largest endeavor for SIGIL this past two years, and I feel so much has been leading up to this moment. Stay tuned!
I have dropped prices of a few of the original SIGIL carry-all pouches and cinch sacks featuring Pendleton wool on the Etsy site. This will mostly affect the previous season plaid, as most of these are no longer available. Eventually the wool and leather pouches will be kept to 2-3 colors to make room for newer SIGIL styles, so get them at this new lower price while still available.
Lastly, a brand new SIGIL bag is being sampled as I write this that will ready to release by next week at the very latest.
Thank you for joining us and watch this space for summer developments!
Anita / SIGIL
Last we spoke, the seasons were turning from gloomy winter into the first hints of spring. What a difference a month makes! One of the first things you’ll see different in the SIGIL accessories line is the introduction of embossing for veg tan leather logo labels. As well as the textile labels have worked, embossing provides a far more finished, professional look – it’s time for SIGIL to make this leap. Combined with the introduction of our Lilac Lambskin ID/card/coin purse, I hope you are as excited as I am for this summer’s lighter collection..whilst keeping to the darker side that is the heart of the SIGIL brand.
Look for more in the Summer 2016 Collection coming soon!
~ Anita / SIGIL
As we enter spring, there are a few chances to catch SIGIL in Seattle in the flesh! I will be vending with the one and only Seidr Studio on Sunday, April 10th at Fremont Sunday Market from 10am – 4pm. We were forced to cancel March 13th due to stormy weather, so come on down and see us on the 10th.
SIGIL will be up on Capitol Hill at the Sole Repair Shop on Sunday, April 17th 1pm – 4pm as part of Seattle Makers Market. Check out the event page and details here.