Exquisite fabric and crochet wear for you and your home!
Atalaya from Feli Kiwi was actually the very first person to get in touch with me about sponsoring a giveaway here, so that makes her ultra special in my book. :o) She was also awesome and sent me some goodies handmade by her so I could provide a review!
So what is Feli Kiwi? Well, I’ve discovered that it’s quite the multi-faceted business! Think fresh, indie fashion company catering to those who wear clothes. (Hint hint: Everybody!) They produce fabric apparel and accessories as well as crochet garments and home linen, all constructed by hand to give you a custom product!
They also have a premier styling division, FK Styling, which offers expert personal and wardrobe styling services. Using their Closet Rescue system, they give your wardrobe a step-by-step makeover! They will even provide a FREE personality evaluation in order to fix your closet so it works for you and your daily needs. Quite the deal for those of you who need help with your wardrobe…(I sure do!)
Beyond that, Feli Kiwi has created a linens-line called Kiwi Dekor, a men’s T-shirt line K.Mach and an accessories line!
Atalaya from Feli Kiwi was super awesome and sent me a bunch of goodies, including these great knitted bookmarks which are really unique! I’ve never seen bookmarks like these and they do their job very well… they are so well knitted and the yarn is the softest I’ve ever felt. I keep messing with the bookmark instead of placing them in a book… I can only imagine how soft & wonderful the scarf being given away feels! (like being surrounded in a soft cloud probably)
She also sent me an Avon sample – smells super yummy; and a cute, green mini shopping bag which will be perfect to store some goodies and a really useful calendar magnet. It’s already well placed on my fridge. Way to go Feli Kiwi!!!
Amongst my fave items of hers are:
The cute popcorn scarf with matching cellphone pouch:
This unique pink twisted scarf:
And now.. for the interview!
Tell us about yourself.
My given name is Atalaya and I’m mami to 3 perfect delights! I’m the sole designer for Feli Kiwi, which happens to be my baby.
Where are you from – originally and currently?
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Still living in Brooklyn, New York.
What inspires you when making your items?
That’s actually quite simple and complex, respectively. Anything inspires me. There’s where the complexity comes in because a lack of textured bookmarks inspired my crochet bookmarks. Paper just wasn’t cutting it. The mini shopping bag was an original idea for a family picnic game prize.
What made you decide to make this giveaway internationally open?
I’d like to gain more exposure and try out new things.
Where did your shop name come from?
I knew that I wanted some part of me in there when my then-professor instructed us to choose a name for our clothing company. Since kiwifruit was, and still is, my fave fruit of all time, I joined that with Feli (derived from my middle name). The birth of Feli Kiwi!
What’s next for Feli Kiwi?
The near future is producing an all-natural, basic skincare line, which I’m excited about! That’ll be for another giveaway, if you’ll have me again. The far future is incorporating Feli Kiwi as a lifestyle brand.
Mandatory entry – Follow Feli Kiwi’s E-mag and tell me something you learned about Atalaya or Feli Kiwi through this interview! Please answer both questions and be original! (no copying other people’s answers)
Additional entries: Please comment separately for each entry and post as many comments as each provides. In other words, if it says +2, write two separate comments for that entry!
+3 Became a fan of Feli Kiwi’s facebook page and comment here letting me know (you can just place your first name and an initial for your last name, like so – Ronit P.)
+2 Look through Feli Kiwi’s shop and tell me what item/s you love
+1 Comment on a post in Feli Kiwi’s E-mag and place the link to the post here
+10 Purchase an item from one of Feli Kiwi’s shops (Etsy or other shop)
+2 If you become a new public follower of International Giveaways! on Google Friends
+4 If you were already a follower of International Giveaways! on Google Friends previous to February 23, 2010 (yay for loyal followers!)
+1 If you follow International Giveaways through RSS!
+1 If you sign up for my mailing list! (left hand sidebar)
+3 If you grab my button and place it on your website/blog! (please provide a link in your comments)
+2 If you blog about this giveaway! (please provide a link in your comments)
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+1 Retweet this for one extra entry (you can do this up to three times – once per day. Please provide a link to your tweet in your comments!):
RT@intlgiveaways: Enter to win a super soft fire scarf from @felikiwi! (Ends 3/23) #contest #giveaway #sweeps #win http://bit.ly/ckv1TT
That’s it! There’s a bunch of opportunities for you to win this wonderful scarf. The winner will be picked through a random number generator and will be contacted through e-mail, so make sure to write your e-mail address in your comments. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before a new winner is chosen. Best of luck to everyone!
Expiration date: March 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm BOT (Bolivian time)
OPEN WORLWIDE! (Yep, Atalaya rocks!)