Kat from Pamut Apparel
Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
At Pamut, we create organic and sustainable clothing. As the owner and designer, I’m constantly asking myself one question when designing new clothing: Can I make it MORE ethical? From where I source fabric to how each tee is designed and printed, each step of the process is as sustainable and ethical as possible! This season, I’m handcrafting sustainable tees inspired by special causes, including women’s equality, conservation, and racial equality. Each is screenprinted with a hand-drawn design that represents one of the above causes. My favorite design for this season is the print representing nature conservation. The design is inspired by a floral pattern and depicts mother nature looking over a scene of magnolia flowers and buds, juniper branches, ivy, and exotic leaves. I can’t wait to debut this new design at the Handmade Market!
In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
I love selling at markets and pop-ups because I get to meet the customer! It’s so rewarding so see how positively people respond to my sustainable clothing. I love being able to tell shoppers about my brand and mission, while hearing which design is their favorite!
What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity?:
Recently, I’ve been loving meeting other creatives over coffee to discuss our inspiration and work. There are so many amazing makers in the triangle, and everytime I go to a pop-up, I meet someone new who I am completely inspired by. As someone who works alone, brainstorming with other makers can be really helpful to grow my creativity and inspiration.
What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
I worked as a camp counselor one summer and somehow ended up in charge of a cabin full of boys instead of girls…
Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
I can’t wait to see Eris from Modique Couture. Her sweaters, knit by hand on vintage knitting machines, are so beautiful! Her process is fascinating and I’m always amazed at how quickly she is able to knit up an entire sweater.
What advice would you give to an artist just starting out and/or what is the best advice you have received for your art & business?:
Keep going! Lots of people will tell you “no” at first, but a bit of perseverance goes a long way.
What is the best comment or compliment you have ever received for your work?
I love hearing customers say that whenever they wear Pamut clothing, they always get compliments on it!
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