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What We Think You Ought to be Listening To

  No matter what time you're looking to pass or what or who you're trying to drown out, we have some podcast recommendations that could help with that. Call Your Girlfriend is a lady centric podcast that touches on all things from politics, current events, of the moment celebrity issues and things that hit closer to home like friendship matters and Kaftans. It's like having a long distance phone call with your hilarious BFFs. Pardon My French is hosted by the delightful and eloquent Garance Dore. She interviews friends and individuals with interesting stories to tell. Often her guests are in the field of design, so we definitely enjoy them. Not to be missed are her Pocket PMF, short podcasts where she...

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Stay In The Loop

We've been busy designing, knitting and dyeing up a storm at the Système De Valeurs studio. Here's a little sneak peek at our process. We have some very exciting updates coming soon!   

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CARING FOR YOUR WOOL

  Caring for wool and alpaca doesn't need to be done at the dry cleaners, dry cleaners use lots of nasty chemicals and the worst part is they aren't necessary. With a little TLC you can take perfect care of your sweaters at home. Just follow these steps: Pre treat any stains Turn your sweater inside out Hand was the sweater in cool water and mild detergent gently agitating and soaking for about 30 mins or Rinse in cold water until there is no more soap, be careful not to twist, instead gently squeeze       or Place the sweater in a mesh bag and wash in a gentle cycle on cold with mild detergent (try our favourite one...

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Drinking With a Conscience

Drinking sustainably with the Wine Not? If you're anything like me you are going to care about what you’re putting into your body. Not to the point that you are bothered that you’re drinking a whole bottle of wine, but that you would preferably like the bottle that you’re drinking to be organic and sustainable. Across the board when you are searching out an organic wine it means that the grapes have been grown without pesticides in the vineyard. However the label organic does not restrict the wine making practices in the cellar...most of the time. Organic wine from The United States is from grapes grown organically in the vineyard and without the use of ‘added’ sulphites. This may seem...

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