When my daughter Marigold was born we couldn't help but laugh as her pudgy wrinkled face looked genuinely bored by her entrance (or reentrance?!) into this world. We have the funniest photo of my husband Pat holding her in a rocking chair minutes after birth and her face is just... eh. Take it or leave it, returning to this cycle of life and death, here we go again. (Don't worry, she's not bored of life as a two year old LOL!). Immediately we said Goldie had to be an old soul.
But aren't we all old souls? Have we been here before? No one has died and lived to tell about it, so this is the ultimate mystery that no human can truly have an answer for. But I believe in our hearts and souls we innately understand we're divinely created from the Light, even if we're not conscious of it. Call if whatever the heaven you want- God, Goddess, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Cosmos, Dark Matter- it's all the living manifestation of that infinite, all loving, abundant, everything. You are it, I am it. We are old souls, pure love expressed on the other side of a dream.
- 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: Our heavier weight for bottoms, these leggings are warm without getting hot. High waist that hits just at the navel and a hidden pocket in the waistband. Diamond gusset.
WE CARE DEEPLY: Solid wine color (there is no marbling on this, it is simply dappled sunlight), with all of the goddess Mother Nature's splendor printed on the front waist in gold, sage, and rose quartz 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.
PLEASE NOTE!: The top and bottom for this set are not exactly the same shade as they were dyed in different batches. The top is lighter and the leggings are a bit richer. They look beautiful together and their differences make them more unique to wear as a set!
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!