We love to celebrate our fellow creatives and this year in honor of Earth Day we wanted to share some of our favorite artists, makers, and communities that are prioritizing sustainability in their practice.
We’ve picked out 5 creatives on our radar who are incorporating upcycled and reclaimed materials into their work OR creating art using “slow making” practices with sustainability sourced goods.
Kicking off with a brand founded and handmade right here in NYC, we have Picnicwear by the endlessly creative Dani Des Roches! Known for striking sun-hats made out of vintage and found towels, the brand has recently expanded the brand into clothing and other wearables. You can never go wrong with a upcycled version of the perpetually trendy bucket hat.
Located in sunny LA, Jess Meany creates beautiful, handmade clothing from “deadstock, vintage, obsolete, or forgotten materials across the country.” Known for their striking one-of-a-kind coats made out of upcycled quilts, reminiscent of vintage chore coats.
Aubrey Pittman-Heglund, a textile artist based out of Chicago, weaves sustainability beautifully into their work. Their stunning rugs are made using only recycled items, which include garbage bags, shredded clothes, and other found materials.
Pittsburgh-based artist Cheyenne Pettiford creates funky jewelry pieces using reclaimed, vintage, and natural materials to create mini, wearable works of art, our personal favorite in the shop are these speed racer earrings!
A community that works to create and teach sustainable craft techniques using reclaimed materials? Sign us up! Based in Asheville, Fiber House Collective partners with local artists, farmers, and scientists to study the journey from raw material to the cloth as well as sharing their knowledge of hand-crafted cloth in hands-on workshops.