Katrin Reifeiss founded her handmade apparel company in 2007. She focuses on simple, relaxed silhouettes that complement and showcase hand-dyed patterns. She works with various dye techniques utilizing both natural dyes and Japanese Shibori.
Stony Creek was founded in 2012 with a mission to change the way apparel products were dyed. A vast majority of goods are dyed using synthetic, petroleum-based dyes and if you’ll notice not a lot of that is done stateside where there can be stricter regulations.
It’s always been a tradition in my family to have a Christmas tree and for some reason, I’ve never been quick to change this tradition. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of being a kid or the fact that it helps me get in the holiday spirit or maybe it’s the fact that I love design so decorating a tree is a thrill.
Recently, I got the opportunity to travel to California to soak up some new scenery. While there I reached out to Lynn Moody, owner of Blue Oak Canyon Ranch to learn more about her rare Santa Cruz Island Sheep.
Janelle began January Farms right in the back of her home in East Nashville, Tennessee. She envisions it long term as a place where there could be a studio to record, write or simply a place to retreat and connect back to nature.
Similar to my background Kacie studied Apparel Design, but the difference being she knew very quickly she didn’t want to go down the path of contributing to fashion in a way that could do more harm than good. She encountered a rare opportunity to purchase a few alpacas at a major discount which spurred her to take the leap and begin her own farm.
I finally got the chance to hear and share the story of a brand right here in our neck of the woods! ABLE, which is located in The Nations neighborhood of Nashville has grown from a non-profit company selling scarves meant to create sustainable jobs for women in Ethiopia to a full collection of apparel & accessories.
I became aware of Natalie Chanin’s work about a decade ago when I heard about an event she attended. I heard the story of a woman battling her own issues with the fashion industry and starting her own project of creating 200 one-of-a-kind t-shirts.
To kick-off the new year I wanted to switch things up and focus on the reasons why I started Cotton & Moss. So instead of a specific interview, I rounded up 5 facts, myths, and initiatives that motivated me to want to learn more and share the info.
While in DC for the Textile Exchange Conference I also got the opportunity to walk thru MetaWear’s Fairfax, Virginia factory. The factory has been a long time established printing business as Sundog Productions, but in working with Marci Zaroff it has evolved to include other features like cut & sew operations.