Our Campus Ambassador, Dominique, headed to Hollywood, CA for Spring Break taking her Sakroots Soft Duffel with her. Can we be on Spring Break with you, Dominique?! Her trip looks so fun! Check out what our other ambassadors are up to using the hashtag #sakrootsspringbreak.
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Songbird is our newest print for Spring and we are so excited that is has finally launched! Songbird by Josana Blue has a whimsical, musical theme with lines of abstract sheet music and features a peacock symbolizing beauty and integrity. The print symbolizes that “the music and rhythm gives us infinite love”. Watch our Songbird video below to learn more about Josana Blue and the print!
Learn more about the artist here!
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The featured print of the month is Orchid One World print by Diane Barcelowsky. The One World print reflects the Balinese “way of life”. Featured in the print is the “Om”, a universal symbol of peace and an elephant, signifying a remover of obstacles. The village scene featured in the print is framed by a textural peace sign inspired by the intricate batiks and ikats that originate in Bali. One World expresses that we are all one and the same, yet we all have our own unique fingerprints, as portrayed in the complexity and detail of the print.
Which One World co
Mary is looking super stylish on her way to school! Loving this daytime look and the classic backpack in One World print is the perfect pop of color to match her black sweater and blue jeans. Great Sakroots selfie, Mary! Check out the look below:
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The One World print by Diane Barcelowsky reflects the Balinese “way of life”. Featured in the print is the “Om”, a universal symbol of peace and an elephant, signifying a remover of obstacles. The village scene featured in the print is framed by a textural peace sign inspired by the intricate batiks and ikats that originate in Bali. One World expresses that we are all one and the same, yet we all have our own unique fingerprints, as portrayed in the complexity and detail of the print. Find out more about the artist of this print:
Where are you from?
New Jersey, but I have been living in NYC/Brooklyn since 1996.
When did you become interested in art and design?
I loved drawing at a very early age. My parents always supported me in the arts.
How did you find out about Sakroots?
A Sakroots designer went to an art show I had in Brooklyn and contacted me after seeing a large drawing of an elephant coming out of a patterned background that was in my show. She asked if I would think about creating a design for a bag collection and referenced that piece. I never really thought of myself as a designer for bags but I liked the idea of wearable art and I was very excited when she told me about the Sakroots collaboration with the nature conservatory.
Unfortunately the Elephant drawing she saw was lost in the mail on route to an art show in Copenhagen. It was my inspiration for the Sakroots One world design.
Here is a detail picture of the lost elephant drawing courtesy of Cinders Gallery:
What was the creating process like for One World?
A lot of my drawings have very detailed borders. I played with making a drawing that was mostly detailed border around a harmonious land with people, nature, animals, and art.
Who is the artist you most admire?
Tarsila do Amaral, Charles E. Burchfield, Grandma Moses, Katherine Linn Sage, Remedios Varo the list is always growing.
What is next for you in your career?
I recently went back to school to complete my Masters in Art Education. I am a strong advocate for art education in our schools. I have been teaching art for over seven years and absolutely love the confidence and exploration I see in my students when they are creating.
I am also working on a picture book based on drawings I did when I was in elementary school. I loved drawing towns with roads, and pretended I was in a car looking out the window driving in my imaginary worlds. I started a town series and have made over thirty different towns or landscapes that you would pass while traveling.
What have you been doing since creating the One World print?
Drawing, showing my artwork, and teaching art.
Have you seen anyone out and about wearing the print yet?
Yes! I saw a few people on the subway and randomly in Chicago, Florida, and California. It is always kind of shocking. I get this urge to want to introduce myself and get to know the person or weirdly hug the person, but I don’t want to scare anyone so I keep my distance.
Check out Diane’s blog here to find out more about the artist!
This ambassador has been on our team for a while now and has been a great addition to the Campus Circle program. We have enjoyed working with her these past few semesters and wish her well in her future endeavors! Find out all about Dominique Hetu here:
What college do you attend and what year are you?
I’m a hokie! I graduated from Virginia Tech this past December.
What’s your major?
Apparel Product Development and Merchandise Management.
What do you want to do after you graduate?
I want to get more experience in the fashion industry! I’d love to move to New York and work in my field. I’m also considering
going back to school to learn more about marketing apparel.
Why did you join the Campus Circle?
I had the chance to visit the Sakroots showroom in NYC with some members of the VT fashion club a few years ago and instantly fell
in love with the product! I wanted to help spread the word about this awesome company.
What’s a fun fact about you?
I’m a ridiculously slow eater. My friends always make fun of me because I reheat my meals so many times in one sitting.
Best college experience so far?
There’s SO many to choose from…One of the best was when an essay I wrote was chosen to be published in the following year’s Virginia Tech english textbook. But nothing beats my experiences of football games at Lane Stadium, jumping up and down, screaming “Let’s Go! Hokies!” as loud as I could!
Best part about being a Campus Circle Ambassador with Sakroots?
The best part about being a campus circle ambassador is that I get to share all sorts of Sakroots products with friends and people I meet! When I see someone with a Sakroots wallet, (or when they compliment mine) it’s so exciting and I’ve actually made a lot of friends by striking up these conversations and sharing what I do with Sakroots.
What do you like most about Sakroots as a brand?
The fact that it has a heart. Each pattern is connected to a charity and Sakroots makes a point of giving back through their Choose Your Karma program. It’s fashion with a purpose and I really appreciate that.
What do you see yourself being/doing in 15 years?
I see myself, of course, with a big family but also a master’s degree and doing a job/having a career that I love, maybe one that combines apparel and marketing together!
What’s a typical day like at school for you?
Coffee, classes, classes, more coffee, classes, studying, then netflix! And I loved it! Now my days will mostly consist of working full-time and researching grad school programs to apply to in the future.
We are loving the print of the month, Orchid One World, for spring! By artist Diane Barcelowsky, Orchid One World, is rich in color, including purples, blues, yellows, and pastels. The One World print illustrates diverse cultures, animals and nature living together harmoniously. Check out some of our Orchid One World faves below!
Which are you loving?