Filippa HallstenssonFilippa Hallstensson is Head of Design for Gant Rugger. She lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
Ever since I saw a seamstress use an Indian tailoring scissor many years ago I never stopped talking about how beautiful it was. Two years ago I got my own from the shirt supplier I work with. They could not possibly understand why I was so excited about a 30 year old scissor when I could just buy a brand new one, but the fact that this scissor has cut meters and meters of Indian madras fabric during the past 30 years makes it quite something special for me.
I would not be able to do my job without a scissor. I use it pretty much every day for cutting fabrics and garments, and last time I used it was an hour ago when I cut off my jeans. I like them short. I could use a different scissor, but this old beauty makes it all much more fun. I like that it’s sturdy and heavy, and I love the scratches. I’m a sucker for worn-out brass. It’s aged beautifully.
I might not use this scissor for cutting fabrics 30 years from now, but I’m certain I will use it forever. I’m quite nostalgic and by using good things that last forever I can be surrounded by memories and small stories in everyday objects.