The plants have turned brown, the sky is gray. But the snow, the snow is white. And the evergreens are greener than ever against the blazing winter sunsets and snow capped trees. When the obvious beauty is stripped away, I notice the more simple and subtle beauties. In the winter we have to dig a little deeper for the warmth and the light. It's always there, we just need to open our awareness to see it.
These evergreen sets are dedicated to the trees that stay forever green, as my son Shep says. Every year he mourns our beloved marigolds cracking into shriveled brown stalks of dead matter; but when I remind him the evergreens are the same, he feels like he can handle 6 months without flowers. We can too. The flowers are biding their time, warm in the earth, waiting to always return.
- 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 long sleeve with a twist in front.
- WE CARE DEEPLY: Hand dyed olive evergreen by Hayley, hand printed with a howling wolf/coyote moon in cream 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!