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Posted on October 18 2017

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Textile brand Domestic Intervention Co. weaves each fabric with the simple premise that if you make beautiful, high-quality items that will last, people will invest in these items and consume less.  Add a layer of a commitment to minimizing waste in its own designs and the fact that the hand-woven products are so cozy you want to wrap yourselves in them [we did!], Domestic Intervention Co. is certainly realizing its own intention one thread at a time.        

A rare local Vancouverite, Corrina Hammond reminisces about the literal winding road of a touring musician and the path back home and to fine art again […all while KM co-founder Gloria wraps herself in a Domestic Intervention Co. blanket and settles in for a good story…].

 

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Brand: Domestic Intervention Co.
Behind the Brand: Corrina Hammond

 

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KM:  Tell us about your path to Domestic Intervention Co.

CH:  Like so many artists, I pursued a fine arts degree and immersed myself in all things fine arts until one day I found I had fine arts fatigue from having to explain everything I was doing.  I found that I was having a lot more fun and getting a lot more leeway as a musician and turned my focus to music as a bassist in the punk bank, Maow. We were a loud three-piece – guitar, bass and drums – band and spent the 90s touring through Canada all the way to Lunenburg and back throughout the United States.  (KM: Cool!!) 

Towards the end of my fine arts schooling, I had realized that I wanted to work with textiles but it was put on the backburner.  Now, twenty year later, I’m rediscovering an old love and it’s wonderful.

 

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KM:  Describe Domestic Intervention Co. products.

CH:  Domestic Intervention Co. products are made so you can feel good about what you’re wearing.  Each item is high-quality, made from natural fibres and designed so they can be four-season, durable, and lasting.  Everything is made locally using fibres sourced from people I know and I aim to minimize waste by integrating left-over weaves into new items.

 

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KM:  What are you passionate about?

CH:  I love beautiful spaces and beautiful things.  And order.  There is beauty in order, in righting a ship.  Making things run smoothly really applies to weaving!

 

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Shop Domestic Intervention Co's handwoven rugs here.

 

KM:  Tell us a fun fact about yourself. 

CH:  I can clean and organize anyone’s drawers, closets, storage, and anything else that is overwhelming and messy and needs to be purged, I’m good at it!  [KM: Umm, yes please.]

 

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KM:  What is your favourite artist or Brand? Why? 

CH:  Erin Templeton, a local artist who repurposes leather and creates fun and practical designs that last.

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