I had a delightful surprise at the Bellevue Arts Fair this year and can’t wait to share. Designer Melanie Anderson thrives on color and design!! And it shows in her creations. Her ADORABLE coats were a show stopper for me. The quality of the wool and the incredible corduroy trim on the coats were just beautiful.
Melanie washes her wool in hot water to create a soft and “breathable fabric”. Her love of wool with it’s density and durability qualities are enhanced by the nature of wools insulation and ventilation keeping moisture away. Her boiled wool is both windproof and water-resistant. What’s not to love?
As a local sustainable business as well, Melanie’s wool is from suppliers in Maine and New Jersey. Melanie’s designs are all made in Massachusetts. Taking our love of the “Made in the USA” mantra and kicking it up a notch! I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful designer. She has not only a corporate background but was also a professional chef and caterer. Where DID I put those roller blades!??
Melanie also designs hand bags and scarves as well as blankets and pillows. Please check out her site and give this home grown designer a big round of applause. She is a delight to talk to so don’t be shy!
Melanie can be found online at http://www.koochiku.com, and 240 Clinton Road, Brookline, MA 02445 (617) 448-3026.
Here’s to Melanie’s great success!