Feature: FRESH N FIERCE

Another great indie find Machine Machine, by a sweet gal named Shannon! Here’s a little bit about her and her designs: don’t forget to support her by visiting her etsy shop www.themachinestops.etsy.com

1.Where are you located and what is your age?
I live on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. I am 26 years old.

2.How did you come up with the name for your label?My label originates from many things. Primarily its about the handmade aspect of my designs and execution—by calling my line “machine machine” i am giving a bit of respect to the machines which help me with the handmaking. Repeating the word “machine” verges on a joke wherein the respect nears a lament or even a chant…signifying how slippery it can be to retain the personal human touch when relying upon machines.

3.Where do you draw inspiration for your designs?Colors and stories.

4.What is one of your favorite indie brands?
Fiume….based in Honolulu—so fantastically incredible (www.myspace.com/fiumeclothing)

5.What’s next for Machine Machine?I have a lot of ideas that i need to empty out of my head…so i am trying to slowly allow those to become garments. I would like to venture into textile surface design in order to create custom fabric for some of my dresses. And also menswear! I need to clothe men! Oh oh, also to get more venues for my label….get into boutiques and shops.

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