About The Artist
Rona Chang • Pittsburgh, PA
Clothing & Accessories • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE
At OTTO FINN, we transform old blankets into a wearable piece of art and the centerpiece of a capsule wardrobe. We make our jackets by using colorful kanthas with intricate hand-stitching. Kanthas are quilts traditionally from the Bengali region upcycled from old saris with a running stitch. OTTO FINN is an Asian American woman run art practice. Our pieces are one of a kind and made by a small team of creators in Pittsburgh, PA. We believe in minimum waste, maximum comfort and authenticity.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
We start with each one of a kind vintage kantha blanket. We look at the thickness, stitching, patterns and designs on it to determine whether or not it will be a sweatshirt or a jacket. We lay the patterns out on it to determine which size fits on the blanket- they are all different so this is done one by one. We then cut the blanket, saving the scraps for our accessories. When we have a batch cut, they are sewn and then pressed. We then photograph them individually before adding them to the website.