The American Great Plains run roughly from North Dakota southward all the way down to Texas. We had been driving the camper for 5-6 hours before finding a spot smack in the middle of the plains: Chautauqua Park campground in Southeast Nebraska. It was early May and we pulled in just as blue dusk set over the pink glowing mountaintops.
We heard the stories of luna moths in the area. They brought good luck. They bring visions of the future and so on. But had only the task of setting up camp on our minds. We unhitched the camper and let the dog out when he got out in a scent. It must have been a good one because he was gone in a flash. So we did what anyone would do: laced up our boots and ran into the cool dusk after him. We found Byron (the dog) pretty quick out near a small rushing stream at the bottom of the mountain. And just as we leashed him if the luckiest thing happened. The biggest, greenest luna moth flapped her silky wings on a tree branch over the stream, maybe two arms length’s away. Now these only live for around 5-10 days at most, so she really has to make it count. We watched her for a good 10 minutes until the darkness took over.
We walked back to the site in a kind of meditation. We knew something for sure. We had to commemorate her with something good. We needed something simple, yet eye-catching. Not only that, it had to be all natural, obviously. We made the luna moth bra top from all organic tree pulp created in Austria. Of course we made it in America with fair wages and all water based inks and dyes. Anything less would be a let down. And the fit is supportive enough to ditch a bra, so you can hop out of the camper and see your luna moth real quick, lickity split. We know you won't wear this top forever. But while you do, we want it to count. Just like the luna moth.