Rock + Moss Ltd.

Rock + Moss is a collaboration with an acquaintance now friend, Chuanda Tan whom by chance we met in the waiting room of our accountant office one morning back in 2008. After a few meetings over lattes and sharing our interest to bring craft into modern design we decided to create a small collection called 'Knit in Translation', a special sweater concept for both men and women. The line was inspired by Nature, organically formed with the consideration of soft texture, rich colors well crafted with hand knitting tradition by the highly skilled Aymaran Artisan of Bolivia. Designed in New York. Our inspiration embraced the trees in Central park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden paired with basic silhouettes and rich, vibrant colors. The entire process is hand done from fiber, spinning, knitting in creation of each garment. Each piece is hand made by a unique artisan and personally signed, bringing a unique part of craft into the everyday wardrobe. We wanted our first group to be special, quality over quantity hence we narrowed down our resource to be that of artisan made in limited run. Instilling modern youthful energy to traditional hand-made knits. We wanted to instill meaning by bringing nature and the human element into each piece that was created.

Co-founders for the unisex artisanal hand knit sweater brand rock + moss: Chuanda Tan, Nga Nguyen– Designed in NYC made in Bolivia


Sportswear/Tailoring


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