Gilbert and the Gilbert Cardigan

Meet Gilbert, namesake of the Gilbert Cardigan

Gilbert with his fabric swatches for bowties, given to him by his fabric friends in NYC.
Gilbert with his fabric swatches for bowties, given to him by his fabric friends in NYC.
Gilbert inspecting fabrics from his favourite travel bag, where he feels safe.
Gilbert inspecting fabrics from his favourite travel bag, where he feels safe.

The Limited Edition Gilbert Cardigan was named after one of our four-footed children. Gilbert was rescued from a wretched puppy mill in 2013. Thankfully, he wasn’t filling his puppy-making quota, so he was surrendered to WeHelpAnimals.net, a rescue group run by our dear friends in Tennessee. He’s been an absolute joy to have in our lives.

Because of his smaller size and quiet disposition, Gilbert frequently accompanies me on many outings. His favourite outing is visiting our fabric makers in New York City where he gets doted on with treats and fabric swatches for bowties. His sweetness, quirkiness, and playfulness is emulated in the playful stripes and comfort of the Gilbert Cardigan.

May Gilbert’s namesake cardigan become a faithful everyday companion for you as well.

– Cynthia Ivey Abitz

Limited Edition Gilbert Cardigan from Limited Edition 2016 Collection, as shown in our comfortable and versatile Inkwell/Natural White Textured Striped Knit.
Limited Edition Gilbert Cardigan from Limited Edition 2016 Collection, as shown in our comfortable and versatile Inkwell/Natural White Textured Striped Knit.

Go Everywhere and Do Everything in Ivey Abitz

Go Everywhere and Do Everything in Ivey Abitz

This has been a motto for quite some time for us, and it’s a wonderful thing to see it firsthand in our clients’ lives. Comfort and beauty are relevant for hardworking women.

We’d like all of you to meet a new client that has become quite special to us. A farmer, veterinarian, and artist, Leslie has appreciated Ivey Abitz for years and placed her first order from Summer 2016.

Along with these beautiful photos of Leslie working her farm wearing Ivey Abitz, we received a heartfelt note from Leslie included below.

Leslie working on her North Carolina farm wearing her Ivey Abitz Phinneus Coat Dress in Wolfie Grey Crinkled Voile.
Leslie working on her North Carolina farm wearing her Ivey Abitz Phinneus Coat Dress in Wolfie Grey Crinkled Voile.
Leslie working on her North Carolina farm wearing her Ivey Abitz Phinneus Coat Dress in Wolfie Grey Crinkled Voile.
Leslie working on her North Carolina farm wearing her Ivey Abitz Phinneus Coat Dress in Wolfie Grey Crinkled Voile.

My Phinneus Coat Dress arrived today. My fingers brushed its material as I pushed aside the tissue paper wrapping. I was immediately compelled to grasp the beautiful and surprisingly soft steel gray bundle without unfolding it and hold it against my cheek, relishing in its coolness. I let the fabric flow over my hands as I unfolded it and gazed upon my very first Ivey Abitz creation…sigh…..I am truly blessed. Thank you.

-Leslie in North Carolina

Thanks to Leslie – and her husband’s photography – for sharing a glimpse of beauty with all of us.