Sally Torres Vega

Why one-of-a-kind garments deserve one-of-a-kind- people.

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In our workshop we believe that slow fashion deserves fast and deliberate action.  That's why we start from  day 1 with striving quality instead of quantity.  To make each of our pieces,  the process is more or less as follows; Sally first thinks in terms of materials and texture.  Lets talk about materials: We live in a tropical island with limited resources and high temperatures, so comfort, durability and all around quality is what we expect in terms of garments that goes out of our atelier. We became lovers of natural fibres (so close to our own body) so we must order silk or raw linen from makers in foreign countries or organic cotton from Peru. We are also lovers of hand made techniques and artisanal traditions, so we commission local women and paint our own cut out garments or we screen-print them giving a unique character for each piece.

Lets talk about design. Because we think the women as extending her multiples activities with our clothes, our garments came to be wearable between office, beach, dining, party or being mom. Sally letting her creativity loose chooses against the common factor of mass production, to make individual pieces from start to finish with the materials and craft available, maximising originality and incorporating experimentation and flow to this work-love production. You can be sure you are buying something unique.

Lets talk about business: We are a local product with a global vision so we strive to make our good clothes available to any place in the world 24/7 with free shipping. So when we make our products we document them with local models, design visuals in-house and make our own media. We came to have a newsletter where you can subscribe to receive news and promotions and we came with this idea lately.

In our workshop we start to think; How we can change they way that fashion is produced and distributed? How we can alter part of the culture thinking about garments in terms of fads or waves of mass productions and more in terms of steady and daily produce? How we get rid of the idea of fashion as fashion empire and not as garment making? How can more people start to think that we are making something unique for someone  unique as well out there? Our partial solution is One-of-a-Monday and is to offer a new one-of-a-kind garment or accessory each and every Monday morning on a first-come first serve basis. Our long-term solution is to keep making. 

What we like must.

What we like must.

One-of-a-Monday is great way to start fresh on your week. Join the slow fashion revolution. Because slow fashion need fast moves. Yeah Mon!


Silk pouches ready to get dipped in color.

Silk pouches ready to get dipped in color.

Suddenly...Monday morning beauty attacks!

Suddenly...Monday morning beauty attacks!

The beautiful new mom, nurse and our one-of-a-kind model, Eli.

The beautiful new mom, nurse and our one-of-a-kind model, Eli.

One of a kind promos too!

One of a kind promos too!

Connect the dots.

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We are super happy with all the process for our collection for Ouistudio.com. This little breakthrough start as a dream some years ago in the legendary Oui store @ San Juan.  When Maria Zipperle,  approach us to make a collaboration as a capsule collection for her new venture, of course we get on boat.  


This series is full of dots, sharp cuts and our tropical-minimal secret recipe. In-house polka dots are made possible by Dibuja Co and the production by Seiz Dedos Studios, all local designers & friends making great stuff we love.  


Here we post few pics of our process and we invite you to buy our limited collection @ Oui Pop Up Store 27-28 March @ Petrus Gallery or buy online @ Ouistudio.com  

Now @ LU\CA! Old San Juan.

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We are so excited that our clothes now are officially on LU|CA Shop. This little store is a hidden gem in Old San Juan, so don't be shy about the size when quality is what matter. Every month we try to bring new stuff, so whenever you come to cross Old San Juan, have a talk with Laura that is a very charming young woman with great taste.

 

 LU\CA Store

is located in:

255 Calle de La Cruz,

00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

more here:

 https://www.facebook.com/lucaobjects

It's Open.

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Hi All;  Today we are announcing our official e-store launch. We are joyful for this natural step in our workflow and encouraging avenues for new costumers and old-timers.  We are planning atelier synchronisation with selected web-only items posted public in our store and more slow-fashion garments. So get familiarised with our store, because you are going to love it. 

Well, we believe that our quality garments deserve the best costumer care as possible so enjoy the benefits of being an insider and obtain and free Shipping, anywhere in the world. You can read our Size Chart, our Return Policy and our Slow-Fashion Terms here. We craft each piece at the moment you shop with us. 

Join our mailing list for special sales & Thank you for embarking with us in this journey.

 

 

 

We are happy that Dibuja Co and his team made for us two beautiful videos for you to enjoy, share and re-post

#urbantropical @ Kaight- NYC

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Six Puerto Rican Eco-Designers featured in
Urban Tropical Pop Up at Kaight

Kate McGregor owner of Kaight the pioneer retailer in the eco - fashion movement is hosting the first Urban Tropical Pop Up Shop featuring six emerging sustainably minded clothing and jewelry labels from Puerto Rico.

From Saturday, June 15th, to Sunday June 22nd, Brooklynites and Manhattanites alike can shop from a selection of indie fashion and jewelry from Puerto Rico, curated by local eco-designer, Auralís Herrero-Lugo for Puerto Rico Diseña in New York.

Jewelry designers who embrace sustainability in their work will be showcased including Raiza Ascanio’s organic cotton and hemp knots necklaces and Fililí’s tribal inspired designs made from recycled fabrics and metals to Swish Wish’s contemporary and minimalist take on weaponry and earthy necklaces using crystals.

The shop will feature clothing designed and made in Puerto Rico by three of the island’s earth friendly fashion designers including Sally Torres Vega’s intricately sculpture-like silhouettes woven with natural fibres and high-quality craftsmanship, Consuelo’s silk cross back dresses and tops and everyone’s favorite for summer, the Auralís’ jumper. 

There will be a kick off event on Saturday June 15, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm with Puerto Rican rum infused cocktails and appearances by all designers. The store is located on 382 Atlantic Avenue and will be open from 11:30-7:30pm. 

info@kaightshop.com, pr@auralistudio.com, info@puertoricodisena.com

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@ Mercado SF207.

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Twelve eco-friendly and independent  women owned designer brands will host the MERCADO SF207 holiday market from Thursday December 20th through Sunday December 23rd, from 10am – 6pm daily. The market will be located in the Concalma building, at #207 San Francisco Street, in Old San Juan. The holiday shop will feature perfect gifts for the season with special deals  and discounts to celebrate the best time of the year to be in Puerto Rico. Designers include:

Auralís StudioCala OssidianaFrolainConcalmaConsueloMikuti, Ojal, Raiza AscanioSwish WishSally Torres VegaTereque, Malena

All of the designers featured incorporate ethical and conscious design practices into their collections. From vintage holiday gifts and hand made accessories to bathing suits and cocktail dresses, the assortment is varied and for all tastes. There is no need to hit the mall for gifts this month! There is also a wrap up party with djs and live music on Sunday, December 23rd 2012. The SF07 space will feature during this month a rotating and temporary calendar of designers to promote Puerto Rico’s local economy, and fashion brands that are operated ethically and independently.


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@ Love is You & Me.

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Alright.  The holidays are here again and all the "frenesí"  within. Can we stop for a moment? If you are in Puerto Rico and want to shop sallytorresvega, you can stop by  Love is you & Me -The Concept Store in Santurce. Here, Carolina Leonidas has a refreshing rooster of local designers and we are making our debut there starting November 15. We are imploding the store with the sublime. So stop, take a break, rest and shop locally por favor.


Theater & Reality

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As we trace back the line of our interventions , we came to realize the many ways our garments had been used on a performance setting or in the theater of life. In reality, we like to dress real and aware women, so we take care of every little detail for sturdy treatment in office-like, romance-driven, or visual-poetic scenarios.  As a woman designing for women Sally makes use of her intuition, integrity and invention (as Paul Rand) in a way that patterns develop themselves as if they were living creatures. So often you can see new versions of shirts, skirts or dresses often with improvised one-of-a-kind layering system. 

In theatre, our latest intervention on the performing arena is with Karen Langevin. This month she will perform Ojo a al Detalle ,her latest dance-experiment. Our past rooster cover great Caribbean performers  such as: Aravind Adyanthaya, Pedro Adorno , and Tania Rosario. 

Excited

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We are very excited here.  Sometimes big changes require time, and little changes require more than time. This is precisely what is happening on sallytorresvega studio. We are launching a new more integrated site, we are partnering with more local artisans and encouraging among us the use of analog and digital techniques in order to give you a more pleasant, high-quality and effective designs.

About our e-store (were launching soon); you should know that we are doing our part in the research and construction of pieces for retailing on the web, in a special design workflow that require the most efficient use of materials and resources, such as easy fit wardrobe with durable materials. For you to invest in your clothing with confidence and expect long-living pieces that work on-off shifts, and day & night too.

We are excited, are you?

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