Once I remember there is forever a dark to our light, a spirit to our material, a heart to our head, then I can find peace. And it's not the kind of peace where shit doesn't get hard, it's the kind of peace where I know I can ride out the storm. I can trust myself, trust my spirit guides, and trust that the sun will always rise as the moon will always set. Under the sun and the moon I am balanced, I am tranquil, I am safe here.
Though this collection is a reflection of our visions beyond this earthly place, we solidly live here in this physical earth. As a woman entrepreneur, I am aware of the privileges that have allowed me to create and dedicate my life to art. I'd like to give back to my fellow earth women. A portion of all sales are being donated to Kiva. Kiva is a charity that empowers entrepreneurial women to access safe and affordable capital to start their own small businesses.
Q - Why is it so expensive?
A - Things can only be made cheaply when either someone is underpaid or it's completely automated. Unfortunately, machines haven't taken over all labor yet. So in the meantime we pay a premium for high quality fabrics and labor. While an average top may cost $5 for Forever 21 to make, we pay anywhere from $30-$50. That means on a $68 dollar top, profit may be $30-40 which then must cover operating expenses (website fees, shipping containers, freight charges), taxes, and payroll. Our end of the day profit is closer to $3-6. If we did this for the money, we'd be in the wrong industry. We do this to make an amazing garment you'll love for years.
Q - When are sold out items restocked?
A - Never. Nothing gold can stay. Each piece is specially designed for the vibe and spirit of the season. Once it's gone, it's gone!
Q - Where is it made and who makes it?
A - We only work with small family owned shops employing 8-10 people paying well above minimum wage in Los Angeles, CA.
Q - Is it sustainable and organic?
A - Anyone who claims sustainability while producing a product is greenwashing, intentional or not. We are responsible. To be truly sustainable we should all be wearing undyed, unisex, 100% recycled fabric scraps, government issued uniforms for 5-10 years at a time. While we are not that, we are much, much better than most of the alternatives out there. Our fabric is 99% closed loop, low plastic, made with fair wages, GOTS certified dyed, water based inked, and we donate money to a new charity every month. We will never stop seeking more ways to be make a cleaner and more beautiful piece of clothing!