Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rain-ware by Janska and Red Rover

Jan Erickson - creator of Janska
     March is marching onward and April is almost here. You know what they say about April, and since I married a boy scout I try to be prepared. We work with two artists who are not only prepared for rainy weather, they do it with color and style!

Simone Rain Coat by Janska
     Jan Erickson, a Colorado resident, founded her company with the purpose of making clothing that is both comforting and beautiful. Using material that is both designed and manufactured in the United States, she has designed all weather coats that are beautiful, durable, and washable. Oh, I forgot to say that they are also reversible. Two of my favorites are the Madison and the Simone. The Simone is an A-line coat with inseam pockets, a hood that packs inside a zipped collar and has a snap front closure. The Madison is a swing coat with 5 button loop closure and a generous hood. It also has pockets. Both are about knee length, made of USA milled water repellent fabric.

Cindy Walsh - Creator of Red Rover
     Cindy Walsh started sewing when she was a young girl. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in textile design. Most of the fabrics she designed became clothing. In 1993 she started Red Rover Clothing in her home and got her first customer feedback when she packed up her garments and went to her first craft fair.She now has a studio in a renovated historic home she shares with her husband's architectural business. Her designs are influenced in part by watching what people wear and what makes them feel comfortable and special. Her raincoats are made of rain-wear fabric that is both water proof and wind resistant as well as being washable. Her attention to detail for both comfort and style as well as the little surprise design elements make you wish for a rainy day.
Raincoat by Cindy Walsh
     Smith Galleries is located at 1000 William Hilton Parkway in suite J11 (UPPER LEVEL) of the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Visit the gallery online at http://www.smithgalleries.com  843.842.2280 smithgalleries@hotmail.com

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