Grooves & Grain
Alyssa Guyette is the owner/designer of Grooves & Grain in Shelburne, Vermont.
"The design inspiration of Grooves & Grain comes largely from the Natural World, and its inexhaustible inspiration of beauty, color, shape, and sense of adventure. Methods of patchwork and hand dyed leather is deeply influenced from the groovy rhythm of early rock and its passion for love and peace.
Being raised in the beautiful green state of Vermont taught me the responsibility we all carry in our actions, and the importance of knowing our impact. My background in both art and environmentalism is what brought me to use reclaimed leather in all our products.
All items are made from small remnant pieces, recovered from local industries in an effort to keep the waste out of our landfills and into our lives. Using remnant pieces requires a high level of creativity in both use and design, making each piece as unique as the individual rocking it.
My goal is to create wearable art with the environment in mind, so I am able to give back to the things I believe in. It is my hope by carefully crafting one of a kind pieces people will cherish and value them for a long time."