The Canvas by Querencia is pleased to present The Palette, our publication bringing you information, interviews and all you need to know about our brands, partners, events, and continued efforts to address the Sustainable Development Goals.

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BRAND CANVAS: MINUS US

A sit down with Reese Shebel and Johann Aguirre of Brooklyn-based apparel brand Minus US.

“I’m looking to pay my bills, eat, and help people, because at the end of the day that’s really why I started. If I didn’t, I would have stayed working at a financial firm."





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BRAND CANVAS: 3QUARTERS

    3QUARTERS is an innovative fashion brand from Athens, Greece acting as a leader in fashion created from repurposed materials. Founded by brother and sister John and Gary, 3QUARTERS uses Athenian balcony awning fabrics to create diverse styles of backpacks, shoulder bags, clutches, and more accessories.

    Each 3QUARTERS bag is unique and seeks to encapsulate the spirit of Athens. John and Gary love the modern metropolis because, “it has so many quirks and character. One of these is the ubiquitous balconies and their awnings! There’s a whole theatre of daily life going on behind these awnings, it’s fascinating.” The awning fabrics are prime for upcycling because they are “already dyed in solid colours and with a surprising variety of patterns on the inside. They’re waterproof, super strong, durable, and versatile.”

    Strength, durability, and versatility are what sustainably-minded shoppers seek from their purchases, and a 3QUARTERS bag delivers that alongside a positive impact. Leftover awnings, “either stay idle in warehouses for years and years, or they end up in landfills,”

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