August 19th, 2020
In four years, and with only a handful of people, Hesperios has released nine collections, published three issues of Hesperios Journal, and opened a flagship boutique in SoHo, New York City. But, as we entered the new year, I reflected on our processes. Instead of racing into 2020, we decided to take a step back and review the systems that manage our company. The result has been a valuable tightening up of our operations and production.
It has always been our mission to produce thoughtfully, with wellbeing at the heart of our process, but the last four months have given me time to slow down, to develop things a bit further, to reimagine, and to rebuild. I want to focus my time and creativity, and those of this organization, on what is most important. We need to identify how we can improve, and continue to develop meaningful work.
Hesperios has evolved. We are saying farewell to old ways of production and to the disposable culture of our industry. Hesperios will continue as a print and online journal, a gallery, a knit library, and a destination, but we are also steering towards new horizons. We will still make beautiful things, we are just evolving.
Our actions need to correspond to our values, and we want to continue to build more sustainable, fairer systems that we are proud of. With this in mind, we have formed a non-profit organization: Hesperios Library Foundation (HLF). It will serve as a global collaborative design and production studio, a research lab, a workshop, and a resource library.
We will be launching our new face to the world this fall. We will keep you informed of our progress, new developments, and projects. (Keep an eye out, too, for special access to upcoming events!) If you have a question, send us an email, and we will try to reply as soon as possible: email@example.com —Autumn Hrubý
News to come in the next few weeks:
Our first archive sale of the year
Our first live stream event
Long announcement of what’s to come
Hesperios launched in spring 2016. This was followed by the publication of the first issue of Hesperios Journal, later that same year. The Hesperios flagship boutique was open from February 2018 to March 2020 in SoHo, New York City.
A new phase of Hesperios began in the spring of 2020 with the formation of Hesperios Library Foundation (HLF), a non-profit organization.
Hesperios is an arts organization, gallery, distributor, creative destination, and home to both Hesperios Journal and the Hesperios knit library. Everything we do is informed by the work of our non-profit arm, the Hesperios Library Foundation (HLF).
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