15 Minutes with…Preloved’s Julia and Peter

Hi friends.

We are super excited to introduce “15 Minutes with…” – a post that catches up for a few questions with some of the interesting characters we encounter as we make our way in this world.  We’re kicking off the series with two of our favorite northern neighbors, Julia Grieve & Peter Friesen, of the amazingly eco-friendly, charmingly one-of-a-kind, lovingly hand-made line, Preloved.

Julia Grieve and Peter Friesen//Founder and Creative Director//Preloved

At 15 Ounce Premium Denim, we have been obsessed with the line since the moment we laid eyes on the Jewel Sweater at a buyer’s market in 2009. Preloved charmed it’s way into our hearts and into our shop with it’s one-of-a-kind garments; made completely of reclaimed fabrics, upcycled into a new, unique treasures.  Since then, we’re always excited to see Julia and Peter and get a sneak peek at what they’ve been making for us. This year, we also hit them with a few questions, which they merrily entertained!

My 1st Preloved love: the Jewel Sweater

15Oz: Who would you most love to style at this moment?

Julia (with a chime-in from Peter): Kate Middleton. Of course, Kate Middleton.

What style or trend are you currently obsessed with?

Combination of textures!!! All fabrics, all textures. Lace with jersey with wool. Wovens and velvet with tweed and silks! So many great combinations.

With your wine: cheese or chocolate?

Cheese (without hesitation).

What’s new on your iPod right now?

Oh my – umm – a new Usher song from Minecraft. I don’t really know the name.

If you learned the world would end tonight, what would you wear?

I would wear my Paige skinny jeans with my favorite Frye boots with my Miss Ellie cardigan (Preloved’s #1 selling cardigan, every year!). I’d want to feel comfortable and love what I’m wearing.

The Miss Ellie Cardigan

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