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#WHYIWRITE with Lingua Franca’s Rachelle Hruska

In celebration of April being National Letter Writing Month, we looked to our friends and collaborators to share why they write. We hope it inspires you to pick up a pen and send more mail!











We are always looking for ways to make traditions modern and what better way to do that than collaborate on a stationery collection with one of the most forward-thinking brands out there? Not to mention, embroidered stationery?! Hello, amazing! Each card is truly one-of-a-kind, embroidered in brightly colored thread with some of Lingua Franca’s most popular sayings, and then finished with matching hand-painted borders.















About Lingua Franca in founder Rachelle Hruska’s own words:

It all started with a stitch – literally. No grand plan, no big idea. One weekend I was just looking to burn off some anxiety and turned to embroidery (a craft my grandma Rita taught me when I was a young girl in Nebraska). I picked up an old cashmere sweater, a needle and thread and LF was born – a subversive underground movement to counteract the forces of mass production, mindless consumerism, and the patriarchy. Just kidding (kind of).

Today, Lingua Franca is a line of sustainably-sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC. Tomorrow? Who knows what we will morph into. I hope we will grow into a super compelling company that continues to engage in our world. I hope we add to the world, not take from it. I hope to stay on my toes, and continue to be humbled and inspired by the people I meet along the way. I hope we are able to see the humor in things and find the joy. And, I hope to call out and celebrate the absurd. I’m excited!  xo Rachelle

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