Brooklyn-based womenswear designer Christine Alcalay has been sewing since she was four years old. The Vietnam native emigrated to New York City as a toddler, where her mother found work in the city’s garment factories. Her mom — a self-taught tailor, sample-maker, and pattern-maker — often brought extra work home, and so young Christine picked up the tools of the trade as her mother labored away at the family sewing machine. A more formal education came when Alcalay entered Parsons School of Design, where she interned at Christian Lacroix during a year abroad in Paris and earned up the school’s renowned Golden Thimble award. In 2002, Alcalay opened her boutique KIWI in New York City, offering a collection of made-to-measure clothing, eventually expanding to a ready-to-wear line in 2011.
Glasswing is a design shop based in Seattle, WA working in a diverse range of mediums including clothing, plants, furniture and interior design. To build community, Glasswing frequently hosts in-store events allowing people to connect and to inspire. Within this shop of carefully considered objects and ideas, Glasswing hopes to inspire people to lead a life of exploration that is filled with creativity and passion.
Homecoming was founded in 2013 with the intention of bringing all of our favorite things and favorite people together under one roof. We sell plants, fresh cut flowers and goods from makers near and far. Our cafe serves Verve Coffee and Belocq Tea alongside donuts by Dough, as well as locally made pastries.