Sien + Co was founded in 2016 by Alexandra Gibson after a cross-country tour of Nepal with her then four-year-old daughter. While exploring Kathmandu (and waiting 6 days for lost luggage, more on that here) they stumbled upon a cooperative of Nepali artisans where they spent a week with the women observing their craft, hearing their stories and dreaming up product ideas. Upon returning to the US, Alexandra left her job as an event marketing professional in Silicon Valley to follow her passion of handmade textiles blended with modern design.
Sien + Co’s luxurious handmade knit apparel items and home furnishings are sustainably made and ethically produced. We travel to the highlands of Peru and dry forests of Argentina to source the best organic wool from sheep and alpacas. We work exclusively with Identidad Argentina to produce our home decor designs.
Serena Martin, who founded Identidad Argentina, travels anywhere from 400 to 1,000 kilometers to meet with the weavers, “Alexandra and I share the same desire: to preserve the traditional techniques of weaving and dyeing,” she says. “We both strive to make the ancient art of weaving a real source of work for people who have always had looms in their homes.”
Our mission is to create beautiful, high-quality products while elevating the profile of our artisans. We strive to increase economic opportunities and facilitate creative and educational collaboration.
In 2018, Alexandra launched a new collection of performance fabric in partnership with Sunbrella®. Inspired by the imperfection of handcraft, this new collection is the thickest, most texturized Sunbrella fabric ever created.
Alexandra's work and collaborations have gained recognition in the design world from Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Architectural Digest, to name a few. She specializes in creating custom products for interior design projects as well as exclusive collections for brands such as Goop, Amber Interiors and Consort Design.
In the future Alexandra hopes to get back to Nepal to work with the original artisans that inspired this adventure, but in the meantime Sien + Co is based in the beautiful mountain town of Park City, UT. You can find us in our downtown shop located at 523 Main St. Park City, UT 84060 or at our showroom by appointment only.