about the brand

scandinavian x asian = scandinazn.

at SCANDINAZN, we craft imaginative pieces inspired by the geometric shapes and pops of colour in Scandinavian design and the subtle handmade intricacies of Japanese art. we challenge ourselves by using discarded leather as our main material component. SCANDINAZN is all about promoting creative self-expression and sustainability through our ethically-made jewelry. 

et moi ?

I'm Jamie Carlson, originally from Kelowna, now living in Vancouver.

My love for creating pretty things out of repurposed materials began at age 12, when I needed to look cool for my first concert. Lacking the budget for the look I desired, armed with a sewing machine & a pair of scissors, I picked apart my existing wardrobe. This hobby quickly evolved into a passion, which eventually lead me to pursue a education in design. In 2012, I graduated with a degree in Fashion Design & Technology from Kwantlen University, where I developed my business, design, pattern drafting and computer skills. 

 

In 2012, SCANDINAZN was created, with the intention of exploring elements of my Japanese & Swedish heritage through experimentation with colour, pattern, shape and texture, using recycled materials where possible. 

 

All of our pieces are crafted by me, by hand, in Vancouver, Canada. 

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