Yana and Elisee Lapaix work together to design clothing with meaning. In the Gallery, Wake Up Threads has expanded its offering to include handmade greeting cards by Eli Lapaix, their nine-year-old son and emerging artist.
Yana is a graphic designer and visual artist, working on clothing, mixed media cards/stationery and fabric arts. She loves to draw, paint, and design shirts for her husband's screen-printing company. Most of all she wants to make the world a better place, so her focus is to use art to support social change. She is from the Black Forest in Germany, and has been living in Malden with her husband and two children.
Elisee Lapaix started Wake Up Threads as a way to help the world with meaningful apparel and more. His goal is to offset the bad and inspire the good in all of us.