ABACAXI: Urban-Island Clothing; Made in NYC

Saturday March 29, 2014

ABACAXI: Urban-Island Clothing; Made in NYC - Photo 1

abacaxi noun \¦abəkə¦shē\ : a large sweet pineapple grown esp. in Brazil

Launched in 2013 by Sheena Sood, abacaxi channels the tropics – the sun, surf, and lush flora and fauna – to create a unique urban-island aesthetic. From India to Brazil to Ecuador, the patterns and colors pay homage to the places the designer has lived in and traveled to.

abacaxi is a womenswear collection of eclectic, wearable pieces that juxtapose traditional textiles with updated, playful shapes.

Our clothing is manufactured in NYC, with woven and embroidered fabrics that are ethically sourced from artisan non-profits. Each garment in the inaugural capsule collection re-purposed a one-of-a-kind, ornate textile (sourced from traditional Indian kurtas and sari blouses) to create stunning looks.

Sheena lives in Brooklyn, NY and has worked as a designer at Zac Posen, Tracy Reese, and Cole Haan. She studied art and textile design at Brown University, Central Saint Martins College in London, and The Rhode Island School of Design.