Another year - another round of designing for fishing families around Alaska! We received requests from boat-owners around the state for our custom boat apparel and I drew eight vessels at my big kitchen table, working hard to get each smoke stack and scupper hole and anchor just right. Once finished, these original drawings were burned on screens and then printed on apparel picked out by the ordering family. This year, along with the usual hoodies and tees, we also made mini kid's zip hoodies (adorable!) and pillow covers with the printed boat designs. We will be continuing to take custom boat apparel orders in 2015, email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you, your crew, or your family is interested. Happy New Year!
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Every week we share the stories of Alaskan makers and young fishermen on our social media channels. This project has given us a deeper appreciation for the community who work on Alaska waters and those who work to create Alaska goods. Everyday we learn from new people who inspires us to be better fishermen and create more beautiful things. Enjoy the following stories from a few of the Alaskan fishermen and makers we've learned from. Stay tuned for more wonderful stories this summer!
Thank you Vogue and the amazing Evgenia Arbugaeva for capturing this community of hard-working women that we hold in such high esteem. What a day for this diverse group of strong and independent women to have a moment of recognition. We feel incredibly to lucky to be able to use our Salmon Sisters audience to highlight our larger community and Alaska’s commercial fisheries.
This year, we traveled to Astoria, Oregon to attend the annual FisherPoets Gathering, a celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song. FisherPoets has attracted storytellers and their many fans since 1998. We dare say it was one of the highlights of our winter.