Do you believe in past lives? Have we all been here before? No one knows for sure, but sometimes, in those deja vu moments, I swear this isn't my first rodeo. In the simplest sense, we do all come from something material, and we return to that same material. I've heard that children are so happy and bright because they came from the otherworld, from eternal love, such a short time ago. They are freshly coming out of that love. As we get older and the world shapes us, we can forget that we too came from this same source of love. So even if I can't quite get myself to believe in reincarnation, it acts as a metaphor that we have been here before, we've always been here. We came from the beautiful mysterious void, our past life, and we will return to it once we leave this earth, our future life. I feel that a crystal shaped from millions of years of the earth evolving is such a beautiful way to remember that as ancient as stones are, we too are ancestors of the great ancients. There lies our past life.
- 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 waisted, diamond gusset at yoni, pockets on both thighs, and a slightly cropped fit with a 25" inseam (stretches up to 28").
WE CARE DEEPLY: Dyed by hand shades of wine. A silver crystal cluster and white twinkles printed with water based ink on front. Cut, sewn, dyed, and printed in downtown Los Angeles by small family owned shops where creators are paid more than minimum wage. *Please note: Our pieces are dyed by hand, and vary from piece to piece. The tops and bottoms were dyed in separate batches and may not be identical in coloring. This is a sign of a handmade item, and makes your pieces special. We are not a mass produced brand.*
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!