Category: Artisans

A Family History in Hats

Carol Frechette

Written by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss; Photography by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss, Lowell Downey and Paige Green Photo by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss In the early 1980s, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the small water-flanked town of Sausalito, lived Carol Frechette. There she lived and worked on boats, working with a sailmaker. Eventually she started her […]

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Tallow: Summer Solace’s Food for the Skin

Summer Solace Tallow products

Written by Sasha Wirth & Photographed by Paige Green On a busy street in North Oakland, nestled beside an old-school barbershop and a deli selling everything from donuts to Chinese food, stands a green converted storefront. At first glance, it appears to be just another commercial space, perhaps even a warehouse. But past the metal […]

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Climate Beneficial Design: with Heidi Iverson, Ashley Eva Brock, and Industry of All Nations

Celebrating the collaborations that transform materials from soil to skin, we set out to visit each designer creating a full look for the Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala. Here we share excerpts from three conversations: read on for inspiration from their design practices and pathways to sustainability, and how each consumer, designer, and the fashion industry […]

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Climate Beneficial Design: with Kali Made Garments, GDS Cloth Goods, and Flint Outdoors

Celebrating the collaborations that transform materials from soil to skin, we set out to visit each designer creating a full look for the Climate Beneficial Fashion Gala. Here we share excerpts from three conversations: read on for inspiration from their design practices and pathways to sustainability, and how each consumer, designer, and the fashion industry […]

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Indigo in Hand at Red Twig Farm

Written and Photographed by Kalie llana Cassel-Feiss It all started with a gift: fifty tiny seedlings, exchanged from one woman’s hands to another. The seedlings were Polygonum tinctorium, whose body is made of glassy green almond-shaped leaves, tiny pink flower buds, and whose dye creates the infamous world-renowned deep blue our eyes love to drink […]

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