A minimal ethos with a dark undertone.
In creating my line, I strive to find a balance between form and function, beauty in the simplistic and the brewing of creative forces. I try my best to make intentional, locally made, staple pieces for people to cherish year after year (hopefully worn until the garment is dead).
Each garment is designed, cut and sewn, made-to-order, in a small studio in Portland, Oregon by me. All items are made with minimal waste in mind, and scraps are used for accessories, one-off designs, or recycled.
My next goal is to be sourcing only from the right places, and using only natural fibers (due to their decomposition rates being within a few years) Sometimes it’s difficult to find the resources, but I hope in the next few months to be much, much, better with my impact on the planet. I discourage the cultural movement of disposable fashion, and would love to repair your clothes for you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if any of your fallen soldiers need some mending.
Please read Elizabeth Suzann’s beautifully written article, Money Talk, on the cost of fast and slow fashion. It’s so informative and helpful, especially to people who don’t know anything about it.
I’m a much, muchhhhh, smaller brand, but I’m going to imitate an illustration from her article that demonstrates the cost of a shirt. Or in my case, the negative net profit that I make with this shirt priced at $83.
I’d also like to mention(humble brag) that I do everything on my own, except half of my photography and half of the modeling. I’m a powerhouse ;)
I’d also, also, love to thank all the photographers and models who have worked with me for free or trade. I truly appreciate you because I wouldn’t have been able to make this happen without you.