Something about this time of year feels like time is standing still. The earth and the plants seem to just be: not quite ready to return to the dirt as roots and definitely no longer young spring blossoms.
I’m a fall and winter lover, but this year I do feel a little sad to watch summer go. I’ve cherished slipping out the door to chase my kids onto the wet grass with bare feet. Our garden this year is the best it’s ever been. Tomatoes, cornflower, daisies, lady slipper, marigolds everywhere. The air smells like promises of healing and change and cooler air.
It’s hard sometimes to be human and have zero control over anything. The seasons are a never-ending lesson in letting life happen and trusting in the divine timing. Mother Nature always knows.
Indigo is magic. Hand dyed with the highest loving energy, dipped 5 times in 100% organic and plant-based indigo. The dye is so pure that when it’s spent it’s spread on our garden as fertilizer!
INGREDIENTS: 92% forest fiber from acacia, eucalyptus, poplar, pine, spruce, beech, birch, and maple trees grown on tree farms in Eastern Europe, 8% spandex for stretch, organic indigo dye, cotton threads, and water based ink.
FIT: Double layered and supportive.
WE CARE DEEPLY: Hand dyed deep indigo by Hayley, hand printed with a baby white fern by Hayley, hand sewn by Nadya!
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!