From Kristine: A BIG CHANGE

Last week, I shared RSPNSV's story and the growth that's happened over our six collections. For one, I'm no longer a graphic designer trying to be a knitter. For another, "responsive textiles" has since become an industry term for smart fabrics. (no jk) Now for my news, which you may want to sit down for. After considering these changes, I've decided it's time for our brand name to evolve too…

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From Kristine: PLANTING SEEDS IN 2019

Does the end of the year also make you reflective? I was legit wide awake for hours last night thinking about the past 4 years of RESPONSIVE TEXTILES.

Fun fact: I created the name for a class assignment in 2012. At the time, I thought it'd be a surface design studio, something a little closer to the graphic design degree I was finishing up. Its mission? To design fabric that's RESPONSIVE to your individuality, body and lifestyle. (Sound familiar?)

Jump to 2014. I’m in the middle of brunch (where my best ideas happen), and I decide apply to Fashion Week San Diego under the name RESPONSIVE TEXTILES…

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Lately: KRISTINE'S COLLAB WITH TEEN VOGUE!

Fiber Content. Construction. Seams. Dyeing. A lot goes into a sweater, which dictates its performance and price point. As a designer, these factors create the fine line I walk in my design process between quality and cost. As a shopper, it means better understanding what you're looking at in stores and empowering you to make the best choice for your budget and lifestyle.

So in collaboration with Teen Vogue’s Sammie Scott, I stepped out of my comfort zone and in front of the camera (phew!) to break things down for you, as we played a game: Cheap vs Expensive…

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Style Files: YOU'RE HOT THEN YOU'RE COLD

(Literally though!)
Whether it already feels like winter or you’re experiencing multiple climates a day, one thing is true about this time of year: temp control is a struggle.

How can you dress for the cold when every store is blasting their heat? Why is it winter when you leave for work, but spring by lunchtime (and now you’re stuck carrying around that heavy jacket)? Can the air just pick a lane already? Not sure about you, but I legit ask myself these questions all season long

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Consciously Considered: 4 STEPS TO STARTING YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE

Have you ever cleaned out your closet only to find your capsule wardrobe has become a cluttered mess again? Because yah, I've been there. Recently freed-up space has an uncanny habit of filling up again, and it's no coincidence.

When I began this process for myself, my closet was stuffed to the brim. Logically, I just started tossing the clothes I never wore and stopped when things looked organized. This lasted few months, but slowly, my closet returned its earlier, tornado-looking vibes…

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From Kristine: PRICE CHANGES

A core value RESPONSIVE TEXTILES and I both share is transparency. With that said, I have an announcement to make, and it’s one you may want to sit down for. Come June 8th, your favorite pieces will experience a shift in pricing. 

The main reason: I've actually started tracking my hours of work (not just for knitting each garment, but also packaging, size grading and material sourcing - to name a few), and it turns out that there's a lot of time I hadn't been accounting for in our current prices…

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Lately: THE EARTH IS MELTING

It is February 22nd, and the past few days have felt like spring. In Augusta, GA, flowers are in bloom. Yesterday, people in Maine were wearing T-shirts, and Central Park reported 76 degrees. Sure, it's nice when it's "nice out." However, I find this pretty alarming. Our climate is warming up.

I lived in the Northeast until I was 22 (first in NJ and then in RI). During that time, I never experienced a February day that boasted 70 degrees. Yesterday, some of these places hit the 80s. In fact, it was the hottest February day ever recorded in Newark, NJ...

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From Kristine: REFLECTING ON 4 YEARS

If you know me, you know that I love anniversaries. And this past Monday, Feb 5th, was a notable one. Four years ago to the day, I met with Fashion Week San Diego and pitched RESPONSIVE TEXTILES for their SS15 runway shows. (Ahh, how time flies?!?) This meeting, out of the many meetings that have happened since, is important because it started our journey to becoming the brand we are today. I talked a bit about this on social media, and many of you reached out wanting to hear more. So as a perfect #tbt, here are the details. Now, let me set up the situation...

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