October 27, 2009

Interview & Giveaway with Fashion Touch

Fashion Touch is a Canadian shop that caries a great selection of handmade accessories. The shop is run by Elena and specializes in hand knit scarves, scarflettes, wraps and capelettes. They are perfect for the up and coming winter season and would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. For more about Elena and a chance to win one of her very popular knit bracelets keep on reading!


1. Tell us a bit about how you got started knitting scarves and accessories.
I have been creating for as long as I remember. My grandmother was a very creative person, but my mom taught me how to knit and crochet. I have also graduated from the Art and Crafts School and Creative Housekeeping is one of the compulsory credits in Russian Elementary school (where I grew up).

2. Your wraps and capelettes are lovely! Does it take you a long time to come up with a design and create it?
Thank you for your kind words. It does take some time to create them, but I constantly have so many designs in my mind so I have to track them in the notebook. A scarf like this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32900633 probably will take up to 5-6 hours to make.

3. I see that you carry some Exotic Yarns. Would you tell us a bit more about them and how you came across them?
I am fortunate to have my family in Russia, so I can go travel there and in Europe at least once a year. There are much more yarn manufactures in Germany, Austria, Turkey and Russia than in North America. Their yarns are different from what is offered here, that is why I called section in my store Exotic Yarns. Each yarn that is offered I have carefully selected and fell in love with, every one of them is a little treasure to me, I have tried to work with each of the yarns offered and that is what I would recommend.

4. Is your work sold on or at other venues?
I have currently have a boutique at http://fashiontouch.etsy.com I am also planning to expand my business to the local store in the nearest feature and custom and wholesale orders are always welcomed at fashiontouchme@yahoo.ca

5. What pieces from your shop would you recommend to someone who is doing their holiday shopping?
Since Holiday Season is enough cold in most of the places and everyone would love to be snuggled and warmed, there is nothing better than nice scarf, scarflette or wrap as a gift to someone you love and care about. So I would say, almost every item from my store is a great gift for someone on your gift list.

Elena is giving one of our readers a chance at winning her best selling item: Dewy Moss, Designer Crocheted Bracelet, US15.00, Such a deep and luxurious colour combined with shiny onyx beads brings memories of old fairy tales. Once again, this bracelet/cuff was made with love and care. I pay attention to the details, to maintain the high quality of my items. All items are smoke free! It can be made with the length of your wrist and approx 2 inch wide.

To Enter:
Post a comment below about your favorite item from Fashion Touch.

For additional entries post a comment below for each of the following that you do:
- twitter about the giveaway
- blog about the giveaway
- blog about Fashion Touch etsy
- follow the Fashion Touch Blog blog
- follow Fashion Touch on twitter (http://twitter.com/fashiontouch),
- heart Fashion Touch on etsy

Contest is open to participants worldwide and ends on Nov 1st, 2009 at 11:59PM PST.

101 comments:

byapryl said...

Wow everything is so pretty. I love all of the wraps. Particularly the butterscotch ripple http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33083877

byapryl said...

Oh and i did a RT on twitter! GL with your shop and I hope your local ventures are successful!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I love so many items Dewey moss above and the one I just used in a treasury http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24268356

Jamie said...

I have been a fan of Elena's ever since I met her in UWIB. She makes such beautiful things! I do love the ones with the brooches best I think http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32618676!

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

I love Elena's shop and I love so many items, but one of my favs is the Strawberry and Cranberry Sorbet Scarf with Soft Ruffles and Curves. Looks cozy and feminine. :)

Tip-Tops said...

It is sooo hard to choose a favorite. Elana does beautiful work.

I love the new cranberry cowel, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32587716

That's my favorite...For now!! lOL

Lisa/uwib

Tip-Tops said...

And OF COURSE I have your etsy shop hearted!!

Rita said...

Elena, Your work is absolutely beautiful! It's been a pleaseure to get to know you through UWIB! rita w

Julie Brown said...

I love so many of Elena's things, but right now my favourite is her Shy Princess wrap.

Amber said...

The Sweet Ashbury Wrap is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow the Fashion Touch blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I heart Fashion Touch on Etsy - my username is Hurdler4eva!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Aquarian Bath said...

This scarf is gorgeous. Love the green:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32397331

w said...

great shop! my favorite is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17837744

the Old Europe Handknit Designer Capelet Done with European Chic when Nothing is Too much, Perfect Lines and Silhouette, Pastel Colors, with removable Oval Brooch, Perfect for that Prom Night or Even Wedding. whew. that was a handful.

thanks for a great giveaway!

wendiwinn on etsy.

Meredith said...

My favorite item is the Black Elegance Lace Crocheted Cuff/Bracelet! Thanks for the chance to win such a uniquely pretty bracelet!
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Meredith said...

Following Fashion Touch on Twitter (Merri617)!
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Meredith said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Merri617/status/5238235683
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Meredith said...

Following the Fashion Touch blog: Meredith Hellen
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Abigail said...

Wow! That bracelet is stunning!!!

I am also adoring the Exquisite lace capelet. Wow. 50 dollar is a steal for that capelet! It should cost twice that!

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lanky said...

I love the 'Temptation in Aquamarine Blue Handknit Scarflette decorated with Turquoise Beads' It is beatiful.

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lanky said...

I am following your blog.


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lanky said...

I hearted her shop!


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mogrill said...

I like the Dewey Moss color. Thanks for the chance.
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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I love the sunny day bracelet/cuff:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24268356

Carapace said...

Those scarves are great! But I for once have to go with a cuff-- the Green Daisy is so great!

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Carapace said...

Following the Fashion Touch blog!

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mim said...

so pretty! i really like the Harmony in Peach Blush Bracelet and the Lace Designer Shiny Beige Silk handmade Necklace-- so delicate and sweet!

409cope said...

I like the Like A Rockstar Handknit Extralong Scarf-Scarlet Red and Indigo Blue the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

LOVE the giveaway bracelet but also like the Green Daisy Crocheted Bracelet/Cuff, New Intriguing Design

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

Tweet! Tweet! http://twitter.com/ybbblogspot/statuses/5250152345

April said...

i really like the Harmony in Peach Blush Bracelet

April said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/amo11314/status/5252037784

April said...

i follow fashion touch on twitter, i'm amo11314

Abigail said...

kind of silly but i realllly like the Dove, Exotic Yarn!!

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Abigail said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/AMPaway/status/5262837300

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Abigail said...

i follow fashion touch blog

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Abigail said...

i follow fashion touch on twitter - ampaway

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Joyful Girl Naturals said...

I think this is just beautiful. Into the Woods, Handknit Designer Scarf in Gorgeous Deep Moss/Green Color

TigerLily said...

wow, i love the The Goddess Bracelet and Earrings in Amazing Blue, the color is so gorgeous!


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TigerLily said...

i hearted fashion touch on etsy (id 2thousandthings)

Diana said...

I love the Calypso Handkint Designer Scarf, Light and dark Shades of blue, Shaded and Fluted, Soft Ruffles and Curls is super cute and sassy.
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Diana said...

I hearted her shop on Etsy (craftdart).
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ehhogan said...

I like the Echo - Designer Handknit Scarf, Soft and Cuddly in Beautiful Mint Green Color

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daer0n said...

I love everything in the store! everything is so gorgeous, but one of my favorite items is the Naiada Knitted Scarflette in Fresh Water Light Blue, beautiful!

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/5294067004

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/10/dewy-moss-designer-crocheted-bracelet.html

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I follow fashion touch on twitter.

Nury77 at live dot ca

daer0n said...

I added fashion touch to my faves on Etsy, my etsy user name is daer0n [with a zero].

Nury77 at live dot ca

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - My favorite item is the turquiose Goddess Bracelet!

Aik said...

I love the Confetti of Snow Knitted Scarf in Gorgeous White with Confetti Beads.

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Aik said...

I RT'ed.

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5313365192

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Aik said...

I blogged.

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

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Aik said...

I follow fashion touch on twitter @aikchien

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Aik said...

I added fashion touch to my faves on Etsy, my etsy user name is bloomingblossom

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Cloud Nine Creations said...

I absolutely love the Goddess earring and bracelet set. Love that blue color!

Ludmilochka said...

Midnight Lily Knitted Wrap in Deep Turquoise Color Decorated with Removable Sparkling Brooch is my fav!

shalamaryta said...

I like Black Elegance Lace Crocheted Cuff/Bracelet.

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shalamaryta said...

I blogged about the giveaway: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/giveaway-with-fashion-touch_53834911.html

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Amy said...

I like the Black Elegance Lace Crocheted Cuff/Bracelet, it adds a hint of romantic goth to any outfit.

Alma said...

I like the Masquerade Bright Multicolored Handknit Designer Scarflette.

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autie said...

i like the Butterscotch Ripple Knitted Wrap in Sweet Caramel, Creamy and Chocolate Brown Colors

Jessica said...

Love the whole shop! I particularly like this pink wrap. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31942379

And the bracelet above!

<3 Jessica

Mona said...

I loved the Butterscotch Ripple Knitted Wrap in Sweet Caramel, Creamy and Chocolate Brown Colors.
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Mona said...

I followed the Fashion Touch Blog.
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Sarah said...

I adore the butterscotch ripple knitted wrap!

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Sarah said...

Hearted Fashion Touch on Etsy!

-scraparcs
samoore*at*gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

Already following Fashion Touch on Twitter also!

-@scraparcs

fashionfrugality said...

I love the The Christmas Wrap, Luxurious Handknit Wrap, Merino Wool, Decorated with Removable Brooch, OOAK item - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Beautiful!
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fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5351196338
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fashionfrugality said...

Following Fashion Touch blog
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fashionfrugality said...

Following fashion touch on twitter - @ktkatherine
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brownhairgirl7 said...

My favourite item is the Mermaid Bracelet/Cuff Inspired by Beautiful Blue and Purple Colors and One of the Best Fairy Tales.

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brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow the Fashion Touch blog.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

i love the Calypso Handkint Designer Scarf, Light and dark Shades of blue, Shaded and Fluted, Soft Ruffles and Curls, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Atreau said...

I like the Confetti of Snow Knitted Scarf in Gorgeous White with Confetti Beads.

Gianna said...

The Blue Frost Handknitted Designer Scarf in Light Blue :)

purango said...

I love the Echo-Designer Handknit Scarf, Soft and Cuddly in Beautiful Mint Green Color.

lilyk said...

I love the Garden Rose Designer Handknit Scarf in a Gorgeous Dusty Rose Color and Beautiful Wavy Texture!

lilyk said...

I saved Fashion Touch on etsy as a favorite seller.

Swtlilchick said...

I love the Like a Rockstar Handknit Extralong Scarf, Scarlet Red and Indigo Blue

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