One to Watch: thread&fabric’s Jennifer Cochrane

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Jennifer Cochrane is an aspiring clothing designer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. The 24 year old freelance designer attended Richard Robinson Fashion Design Academy in Ontario to work towards a career in fashion. Her goal is to one day own her own clothing boutique, and let’s just say,  she’s on the right track. Recently, Jennifer made a splash with a line of infinity scarves called thread&fabric. In fact, her first batch of inventory sold out in just 10 days and had her hitting the sewing room sooner than expected to fulfill the high demand from clientele.

When asked why she started her line of scarves, Jenn had this to say;
“I started my scarves because I love clothes and feel that scarves are an easy, affordable and fashion forward way to accessorize any outfit. In Newfoundland, we aren’t fortunate enough to be able to wear just anything because of factors like the weather.  Scarves can be worn almost any time of the year depending on the fabric used! Heavy weight and light weight…even knits.”

And like any smart business woman, Jenn pays close attention to today’s hottest trends gracing the runways and worn by all our fav celebs. The Infinity Scarf (also know as eternity scarf, hood scarf, or circle scarf) was 2011’s hottest fall/winter accessory, adored by the likes of Blake Lively & Kate Beckensale. Like them, consider this trend your must have piece for your everyday layering and accessorizing needs. The greatest thing about it? ANYONE can wear it regardless of your body type, age bracket, or gender. They come in a variety of colors, fabrics & patterns and can carry on through every season, especially for the east coast’s notorious chilly Spring & Summer seasons.  You can leave an open loop for a laid back & casual look, double it up for a warm layered look, or even use it as a hood! So versatile, so chic!

thread&fabric scarves range in price from $12-$30,  or have your custom needs fulfilled for an extra cost. Here’s a selection of Jenn’s designs for an idea of what you can expect:

My Pick? This classic houndstooth print for $12. A timeless pattern in a medium weight fabric and neutral colors…it goes with everything!


And what can we expect next from this up & comer? Ponchos!
Ponchos were the biggest trend on the runway during 2011 New York Fashion Week and, lone behold, reappeared again this past February on the Fall 2012 NYFW runways. Much like the eternity scarf, this hot item can transition from Fall & Winter into Spring & Summer,  depending on weight and material, and is a trend worn and loved by celebs like Kim K and style icon Kate Moss.

Kim K & Kate Moss sporting ponchos

Carlos Miele/Custo Barcelona/Michael Kors ponchos from New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012/13 *picture via fushionmag.com*

Stay tuned for patterns and prices coming soon!

thread&fabric is currently selling at Coconut Island Tan located at 74 Old Placentia Road in Mount Pearl, so go get your infinity scarf today!

To request a custom design or get more product information, contact Jennifer at:

(709) 749-9026 or threadandfabric@hotmail.com

xo Cree

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