Oh hey, I didn't see you there! Welcome to two string jane, started by me, Alyssa Zukas, in 2006, and located in beautiful Portland, Oregon! I've been handcrafting designs for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I was really shy—but clothing and fashion was my way to express myself, and tell people about myself without words. two string jane was started to bring colorful, crafty, high-quality clothing to everyone. When it comes to fashion, I focus on making designs that are wearable, easy to pair, and bold … playfully fun, really, since that’s what I think life’s all about!
A bit about my creative process:
I draw my influences from the everyday simple things and turn them into wearable pop art. I start out by sketching a design on paper. Designs are then cut into stencils, and from there I let the design speak to its own colors. Compared with other methods, I believe stenciling gives much richer textures and lends itself to more creativity.
The dyeing process: My original “Splash Dye” technique creates vibrant splashes of color, while staying environmentally friendly and more colorfast than traditional dyeing. It’s a modern interpretation of traditional tie-dyeing which allows for more free-form patterns to emerge.
My garments are completely hand stenciled, painted, and dyed from scratch for every order, so I can give them the attention they need. Each of my shirts are slightly different and have the mark of the hand.
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