WGSN’s Advent calendar: Day Three Ideal for Denim Heads
By WGSN Insider

This month our global team has curated a holiday season wish list made by them, inspired by what they are working on now, and forecasting for the future

Dec 03, 2015
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This holiday season at WGSN we’ve decided to change things up a little. We’ve still got the tree and in-house decorations, but we thought it might be a nice idea for us to share the personal wish list items that we all dream of being gifted.

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So we came up with the idea of a daily Advent calendar, the perfect way for WGSN Insider readers to meet the team members in our global offices, find out more about what they are working on and why they are coveting certain items.

Each day for the next 22 days, we’ll be spotlighting a member of the team and their seasonal picks, enjoy!

Holiday Wish List: Day Three

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WGSN Staffer: Samuel Trotman, Denim Editor

Wish List Items:

With all the hype and hecticness around Christmas I’m choosing to take the festive season a little slower this year by looking at gift selections of artisanal and sustainable goods that will support the earth too.

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If there’s one denim jacket I could ask for this season it would have to be Story mfg’s Sundae Jacket. With “slow made” as its motto, the label opts to take its time using sustainable materials, handwoven and hand dyed processes to create denim with a more considered and conscious approach. While it’s great to receive gifts at Christmas, Story’s positive products will make you feel that you’re giving something back to the earth too.

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If, like me, you’re into your coffee as much as your indigo than there’s nothing better than to enjoy a Sunday morning brew in your favourite jeans with a cup to match. Cone Number Nine in Thailand is creating a small batch of handcrafted ceramic ware, produced with the same level of passion and delicacy as your brewing standard. A set of the brands 7 ounce cup and indigo coasters will be enough to melt any denim heads heart this Christmas.

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It’s set to be a cold winter this Christmas in England so to make sure I beat the chills I’m hoping for one of Kiriko Made’s boro vintage patchworks scarfs. Each scarf is sewn from leftover vintage Japanese fabrics, a process the Japanese call Mottainai, which means that the old can be made new and everything can be used again.

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What better way to celebrate the New Year than to get your hands blue with an indigo workshop to learn the ancient craft of indigo dyeing. Japanese artisans Buaisou have transplanted this 700-year-old-tradition inside an atelier in Brooklyn where they offer small exhibitions and workshops for indigo fanatics to learn and understand the inner workings of indigo dyeing up close. Sign me up!

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LIKE THIS: For more, check out Day Two of our picks here

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At WGSN our global employees are first when it comes to emerging trends, designers to watch, and the retail brands doing dynamic things. For more curated insight, join WGSN.


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