2015 Winner: The Third Piece

Photo Credit: Stephanie Larsen


Close pals and knit-wits Carina Donoso and Kristen Lambert are reimagining knitted accessories in a youthful way with the Third Piece, a business that employs an all-female cast of nine “piece-makers” who whip up scarves, hats and mittens for fall and winter and lighter knits, headbands and foot wraps for sandal season. Coco Chanel famously advised ladies to take off one piece before leaving the house. But according to the brand’s mantra, “Never leave home without the third piece,” it’s what you add that makes a difference.