THE SERIES was founded in 2016 by Ella Wiznia while in recovery from an eating disorder. Ella began to realize the immense negative impact seeing images of unhealthy and unrealistic bodies had on her personally, and on society as a whole. Around the same time, she began educating herself on the enormous environmental impact the fashion industry has on the planet. As a form of protest, Ella committed to exclusively wearing and working with secondhand and sustainable materials.
THE SERIES brand is centered around the exploration of mediums and materials that for centuries have been tied to traditional craft and domesticity, often overlooked and undervalued due to their association with women's work in the home. Reworking crochet blankets, quilt tops, embroidery samplers and bedding into one-of-a-kind, wearable garments is an intentional effort to give them a second life outside of the home.
Sustainable + one of a kind
What if everything we need has already been made? With the exception of some of our crocheted pieces that use sustainably grown organic fibers, every item we make uses entirely pre-existing materials so we keep our footprint at an absolute minimum.
We source vintage, antique and deadstock textiles and other found materials from around the world, which are then reworked to create one of a kind pieces by our small in-studio team. We carefully source our materials with an eye for quality and longevity, and we always keep an eye out for items that need a little help extending their lifespan - we would never cut up a vintage quilt in perfect condition!
Ethically made in NY
All of our pieces are made from start to finish in NY, either by our small but mighty in-studio team or by skilled local artisans.
We're proud of the relationships we've built with our production partners - we've been working with some of them for years! Our pricing structure is entirely based on the rates they set for themselves to be able to earn a living wage.
For all bodies + all beings
We believe inclusivity in Fashion means clothing without gender, and that everyone should be able to wear exactly what they want to feel amazing in their own skin.