Our dyes are plant and earth based meaning we use leaves, bark, plants, and roots that we work with our local community garden and farms to grow which allows us to create beautiful gradients of natural color without the harmful chemicals
Our production is all made locally in TN where our designer is 5th generation Tennessean using his local resources to create his vision.
“Fashion uses more water than any industry other than agriculture. At least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles. Americans throw away 68 pounds of clothes on average each year, and we only buy 10 pounds of recycled clothes annually.
Clothing that ends up in landfills takes a very long time to decompose — about 6 months for a cotton sock, one year for a wool cap, 40-50 years for a leather belt and 50-80 years for a rubber boot.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 11.8 million tons of cloth, textiles and shoes are discarded in the United States each year, ending up in landfills or being incinerated.
Fashion is sold on beauty…the fabric…the color…the model…the sex. Little emphasis is placed on the manufacturing and composition of the garments. The pretty damsel enters a room and eyes focus. There is no voice or whit to take on the blindness of beauty. It is a both a blessing and a curse. So how can beauty of this magical enticement lend a hand to decimating our lands and our bodies? The wool must be lifted from these eyes of adornment so wisdom can once more guide our ways to protect the very heart of our being both in nature and physical. There is no mistake in our universal truisms that something so beautiful can also be so deadly in it’s dazzling glory. Join me on a quest honoring this beautiful art form and creating a new way to sustain our dreams of tomorrow. “ Jeff Garner