My name is Lyndsey and everything you see here is hand made by me. with a sustainable approach to this product, fabric may be aged with wear and tear. I mend where needed and leave some defects as design details. I work with 1 jacket and 1 pant block for all styles- even if they are not a pant or a jacket. They are blocks that I feel are the most universal. I don’t create individual patterns; my approach is a very freestyle one and will never be duplicated by me.
In 2019 i left a 20+yr career in mass market fashion to get back to what made me first fall in love with it. It's been a journey of self-discovery and evolution of product, born out of my love for vintage and up cycled textiles.
Zero waste is the driving force behind every design and decision i make. let's just say I've seen too much and can never go back. we can never go back. but going forward we can do our best.
Ultimately It turns out that all I really needed was to make things… whatever things I wanted. The things I want to wear for a surf check, but way more badass than sweats. Cozy and soft things. It’s all the cloth that doesn’t ‘go together’ mixed up into one thing. I guess it’s like my life, probably most of our lives - but it works.
So started AlYIA [ I-YA ]
I had no idea what it would look like...
Design for me happens when textiles come together on the cutting table and i move things around and around until it works. choosing different seams for every panel, mixing fabrics (and scraps) that i just happen to see near each other for an unexpected combination. And sewing, i just love sewing. i live to get lost in my work. if i don’t answer a text, this is why.
I hope that you find a piece that you connect with. and know that once it’s made, it’s never made again. but really, i hope it makes you smile and knowing that it is one of a kind inspires you to remember that you are too.
Now it feels like my life and career have come full circle and that childlike wonder has followed.
What I didn’t see coming was how it felt to be part of a driven, strong and supportive community. Fueled by a shared love for one another’s experiences.
Meeting the new keepers of each piece, sharing stories and joy that comes from these threads that now connect us.
It also allows time to work/play with dogs. Sooo, no I don’t have 20 dogs as it may appear in photos. Instead, I have all these friends that love without motive, and remind me to do the same.
All styles are meant to fit loose and comfy, like the perfect statement sweatsuit.
Jackets are meant to fit oversized. some will naturally run smaller due to the amount of fabric available, if this is the case it will be noted in the description. Sleeves are long to accommodate a larger fit range but look great cuffed.
Pants are also meant to fit loose and comfy. waist measurements are listed in product description. all have an elastic waist with drawcord so they accommodate a wide range of sizing, and can be worn high waist or a little dropped. legs are wide with a slightly tapered hem and are long enough to fit most but look great rolled once or twice.
Pease feel free to email me for more specific measurements!
Model is 5’6” size small
If you are not happy with the look or fit of something, I will of course exchange the item or issue a store credit in original condition within 30 days.
There is variety of fabric used throughout the line so I recommend that you hand wash cold and lay flat to dry. or dry clean.