Saturday August 18th, WORN will be selling our wares at the Bloorcourt Festival in Toronto from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Keep your eyes peeled for our booth on Bloor Street, between Dovercourt and Delaware, where we will be peddling our latest issue, subscriptions, back issues, and special merch.
We will be there with bells on (not literally, that might be annoying), so come visit. The vendors are plentiful, WORN is in good company: scope out yarn goods from Scarffaces and Holly Knitlightly, feminist prints from Dot Handmade and adorable paintings of colorful kitties from Queen of the Cats.
What better way to send off summer? See you there!
Last Christmas, my best friend Laura made me a big, chunky-knit, red scarf. It was so beautiful that people would stop me on the street to ask where I got it. “Oh,” I would say smugly. “You can’t buy it. My really cool friend made it just for me.”
Well, it looks like I’ll have to wipe that smug look off my own face. Now anyone can own a scarf handmade with love: Laura is officially in business as Scarffaces. Laura uses the softest wool and the most beautiful colours customized for each order. You can choose between several different styles—a Will-E (named after our friend Will and everyone’s favorite waste disposal robot), a Val Braided Headband (named after our friend Valary), or even a Boobie (in support of breast cancer research). For obvious reasons, I highly recommend the Haley.
She is truly revolutionizing the way people think of scarves and faces, and that’s why I’m crushing on her.
Tell us about Scarffaces!
Scarffaces is a company I started by myself, based in Brooklyn. I hand knit all items and choose the yarn based on my personal aesthetic. Having endured five years of cold, long winters in Montreal, I try to make all of my Scarffaces thick-knit and bulky to create the warmth needed for the coldest weather.
Where did the name “Scarffaces” come from?
My dad came up with the name Scarffaces after a long brainstorm session. It’s perfect because it’s not only the name of the company but it’s also the name of the products! They’re not just scarves, they’re SCARFFACES.