Third Piece - Knitwear
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of an assortment of new luxury knitwear products from Boston's startup, Third Piece.
Third Piece was cofounded in 2012 by Carina Donoso and Kristen Lambert. Carina started knitting at the age of 13 when a guidance counselor suggested she try the hobby as a means to alleviate anxiety. This advice would help Carina to convert anxiety into a passion for creating super-chunky and super-soft knits. Carina, a native New Yorker and fashion junky, eventually moved to Massachusetts for school; first to the North Shore and then to the School of Fashion Design on Newbury Street in Boston. Later, she would enter the world of retail management at Alex and Ani. And while there, Carina found inspiration from the company’s founders. She wanted to start her own business and had an idea.
Carina's idea centered around the concept of never leaving home without wearing “the third piece.”
At the same time, Northeastern Business School graduate, Kristen Lambert, was also looking for inspiration. Kristen studied economics and achieved her MBA. But after a stint in finance, Kristen realized she didn’t want to use her skills to manage people’s money. She wanted to manage the process of creating a wonderful product and sharing it with the world. She wanted to use her talents as an entrepreneur.
Carina and Kristen would eventually come to meet each other at the gym and have been making beautifully soft and cuddly history ever since.
One piece of history for the startup that's hard to miss was when Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bündchen was photographed wearing Third Piece's Newbury Cowl while attending a hockey game with her hubby and NFL star, Tom Brady. According to the designers, The Newbury Cowl is their best selling design and...
"The Newbury is EVERYTHING you need this winter. This hooded cowl scarf has been designed with an intricate embellished border that beautifully matches the cowl base. You’ll be sure to get stopped on the street, and you’ll never have to worry about “hat hair!”
Third Piece continues to make history today. As demand for the products has grown, fresh designs and new collections have emerged. Jobs have been created for local and passionate knitters, or "piece-makers" as they're affectionately known, and the company has evolved into new and exciting business areas. Today, Third Piece manufactures their own yarns, hosts knitting workshops and even propels the knitwear maker's market by offering their unique designs and supplies as knit kits.
Here's a look at some of the Third Piece designs you can come snuggle up to at our studio.
Fra Angelica Studio proudly carries a diverse collection of Third Piece garments. If you're looking for a unique gift idea for someone special or bold and beautiful designs for yourself, stop on by to try some on or have a look.