The Conscious Heart Sweater came to life because I had a desire to use every piece of scrap fabric. Over the years of designing collections I hoarded these scraps that would normally be thrown away because I wanted Copious to be as eco-conscious as possible. It should come as no surprise that other Makers feel the same way.
The Mini Tipi collaboration is one of mutual desire to make our fabric, all of our fabric useable. For many big brands they don’t see their scraps as anything but garbage, but as I have said many times before, fabric is not garbage. It does not decompose, so it is our jobs as designers to come up with unique ways to use it up. Mini Tipi makes gorgeous blankets, shawls, bags and mittens, the latter of the two being smaller accessories that use up smaller pieces of their scrap fabric. As those pieces got smaller though it became harder for them to use them up, that is when they reached out to me.
Each sweater is unique and has a heart on the front and an even smaller one on the inside that stitches through to the back. You can literally wear your love of fashion and supporting less waste in the industry with your Conscious Heart Sweater. The Conscious Heart ❌ Mini Tipi Collaboration is extra special because their fabrics showcase authentic Indigenous Patterns. You can read more about their brand and all they stand for on Edition 20 | Femme Stories, where they are featured.
Each heart is stitched onto a unisex oversized sweater, they are a traditional athletic sweater, sizing is below, but which size you want is dependent on your personal style. I am a size 38" Bust and prefer a Large for that oversized comfy look. To see how this style fits on different bodies, check out the #consicousheart Blog Post
Small Bust 40"
Medium Bust 44"
Large Bust 48"
XL Bust 52”
XXL Bust 56”