NOTE: THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S KNITWEAR.

MADE BY HAND

In an industry that races towards the next trend, we’re here to be slow. Each DECLARATIVE piece is handcrafted by our designer and founder Kristine Rodriguez on her hand-powered knitting machine.

MADE TO ORDER

Due to the laborious and time-consuming nature of handknitting, each piece is created just for you. This allows us to reduce our material waste, as well as ensure your piece will fit to perfection.

MADE IN WA, USA

DECLARATIVE operates entirely out of our Seattle, WA studio. From design and production to packaging and shipping, it all happens here!


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LATEST IN THE JOURNAL:
Process: FUN FACTS BEHIND THE SS19 LOOKBOOK

"I must be flying a kite in the rain because this just got electric." ~Will Truman

You know me, I love to spill the tea. I also love Will & Grace (just had to make that official). Regardless of how much planning is done beforehand, there are always last minute hiccups going into a photoshoot. The super-Bravo fan in me loves the drama, but my Type-A personality can’t stand it. Either way though, it’s a part of the process and leads to the happiest accidents. Let’s dish… (read more)

From Kristine: HALF WAY THROUGH 2019

“I’m not where I thought I’d be.”

Familiar with this little b? I'm well-acquainted. It first crossed my mind the September after college. Everyone was either at work or back in school, and I was alone in a Starbucks filling out more job applications (this time to retail positions because the design jobs seemed to be DOA). At the time, I could quickly shrug it off. Fresh out of school and only 22, I was just beginning and had plenty of time to get where I want to go.

These days, though, it’s not as easy… (read more)

Consciously Considered: WHAT’S GREENWASHING AND HOW TO SPOT IT

The good news: the demand for sustainable products on the rise as more people become aware of our current environmental crisis. Woot!

The bad new? Brands are increasingly marketing themselves with terms like “green” and “conscious,” to appear eco-friendly without putting in the time, effort and expense to actually operate as such. This is called greenwashing(read more)

CONSCIOUSLY CONSIDERED: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SUMMER LIGHTS FROM SWEAT AND SUNSCREEN

Late summer is here, which means hotter temps, hazier days and hopefully more time in some kind of pool or mermaid situation. And with this added sun comes a garment care question I hear a lot: How do I keep my summer whites and pastels clean, especially with sweat and sunscreen in play?

And note that this includes pastels so the answer isn’t bleach. Instead, this is my trick that'll work on any of your lights to prevent stains and keep them looking fresh all season long… (read more)