Can mercury be permanently in retrograde? 🤔 I asked myself this question recently as I experienced a string of back to back failures and misfortunes. Our dog cracked a molar on a bone and needed to have it pulled (read, $$$$), my husband had a weird new food allergy that was disrupting our lives, I made WAY too much of a style here that people were not resonating with, and our IG account got shadowbanned for talking about the good and bad sides of recycling plastic. (We are still dealing with this, sadly.) One day I woke up and realized I had the choice to either keep asking 'why me?' or adapt, learn, and evolve with the shit that was bubbling to the surface. I wanted to create a piece that reflected that all the 'bad' we go through is not for nothing, it's a guide to lead us where we're meant to be.
Ferns symbolize humility, growth, and new beginnings. It's hard to start over and see what went wrong. Often we have to put aside our egos to recalibrate. It's not easy. Wisdom comes through struggle, and through firsthand experience. Growth and change can be painful, but what comes out on the other side is more beautiful and joyful than we can imagine. Look to the ferns as a reminder that if you're hurt, struggling, or frustrated, this is not a bad thing. This is not how it will always be. It's information that the time has come to shift, and make that leap into the great and vast unknown. You got this sister.
- 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.
- FIT: cropped length (27" inseam for all sizes), double layer top, pockets at sides, yoga jumpsuit. NEW tag-less clothing- woohoo! Our care information is now printed inside our clothing for a completely itch-free and ultra comfy experience!
WE CARE DEEPLY: Black with a gold fern 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 - 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!