I've been feeling some magick in the air recently, and haven't really been sure why. Then I learned this time of year is holy, Lughnasadh, the wedding between the Sun god Lugh to the Earth goddess, causing the ripening of crops. It traditionally blessed the wheat harvest, and today it's still celebrated with giant feasts among family and friends.
We might not be as connected to crops and harvests, but that doesn't mean we can't tune in to the sun and the earth. Let's bathe in the sun for 5 minutes, walk around barefoot, forage local berries, and make a festive meal with our family from local ingredients! I plan to make a stew in the slow cooker, and make s'mores with my kids tonight over a bonfire. I'll pick some flowers from the garden. Mother Earth needs our love and devotion now more than ever, whatever that looks like for each of us. I believe these little rituals are what will help all of us to devote ourselves to nature and remember we ARE nature. We deserve to be here and the Earth deserves our care, respect, and honor.
- INGREDIENTS: 88% forest fiber from acacia, eucalyptus, poplar, pine, spruce, beech, birch, and maple trees grown on tree farms in Eastern Europe, 12% spandex for stretch.
- FIT: High waist hits at belly button, tight leg throughout, secret pocket in back waistband, pockets on both thighs, and a 7.5" inseam for all sizes. Madison is wearing size L and is 5'10", 34" bust, 29" waist, 40" hip.
WE CARE DEEPLY: Verdant and rainforest green with twinkling sunflowers on the left pocket printed with water based ink. Cut, sewn, dyed, and printed in downtown Los Angeles by small family owned shops where creators are paid more than minimum wage.
Q - Why is it so expensive?
A - Clothes can only be made cheaply if people and/or the planet are being exploited. In 2022, the reality is we are extracting limited resources from the planet to make limitless things. The more plastic clothing made in slave like conditions overseas we support with our hard earned dollars, the more we tell brands that YES, we are down with limitless consumption. When we pay workers a living wage and consider that the planet cannot survive at the pace we are overproducing, clothing can't be inexpensive. We need so much less than we're told we need, therefore do not need to buy dozens of $6 items. It's always better to save up for ethical pieces. (This message is to those with some disposable income, not to those living in poverty.)
We pay a premium for high quality fabrics and labor. While an average top may cost $2.50 for Shein to make, we pay anywhere from $30-$50. That means on a $78 dollar top, profit may be $30-40, which must cover operating expenses (website fees, shipping, advertising, freight charges), taxes, and payroll to our fairly paid employees. 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 heirloom piece you'll treasure for years.
Q - When are sold out items restocked?
A - We don't make the same thing twice, and this is why: our creations are art! An artist would not repaint the same piece over and over. And for you, our beloved customer, this means your piece is very unique and bespoke. No one else will have it. This is how we used to make clothes long ago-- items just for you that are meant for you and not mass produced to maximize profits.
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 true 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, made in the USA, 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!