When I first came across Aydry & Co.'s candles online, I first fell in love with the sophisticated and beautiful packaging. All of their products are made in high quality recycled glass containers, which can be reused! On top of being beautiful, they also smell and work wonderfully! All of their candles feature a wooden wick and are made with carefully developed original formula, providing beautiful scents, clean burning, and long lasting.
AYDRY & Co. is a LA-based brand that presents handcrafted candles and beauty goods with a sophisticated blend of natural and luxury. The creative director, Japanese born, AYU Carlton' s philosophy; high quality - organic & vegan - modern & minimal - simplicity, reflecting her own formula and design. Her sophisticated sensibility has applied in every step of developing the brand.
There are so many good things to say about Lauren, as she is my studio mate and friend. Not only is she an awesome human being, she and her team make the most beautiful wearable clothing out there! Lauren Winter is a design studio out of Portland, Oregon that has been creating timeless, unique, and comfortable clothing since 2014. I am able to witness first hand the magic put into each garment, and it's pretty special. All of the rich, deep colors of her new FW16 line are making me all kinds of excited for Fall. Check out her new FW16 line here.
MADE IN THE USA | All garments are designed and sewn by a small team in Portland, Oregon.
UNIQUE DESIGNS | Her designs are inspired by origami and geometery, creating each piece to wrap about the body beautifully. A she states, "There are no buttons, zippers, or snaps - only ties, wraps, and elastic. Our breathable materials and geometric designs adapt to the wearer because we believe in clothing conforming to the body, not the other way around."
COMFORT | She strives to create pieces that are interesting, but also super wearable and comfortable. She is able to achieve that by using durable natural fibers such as hemp, silk, linen and organic cotton. Like most women, comfort is a big factor to consider when I'm looking to buy a garment. Not only are natural fibers better for you and the environment, they can stand the test of time!
SLOW MOVEMENT | I can say first hand that she and her team are passionate about contributing to the fashion world in a responsible way. From little things like using 100% recycled packaging to the larger picture of suppliers and material sourcing, everything produced by Lauren Winter Co. is as sustainable as possible.
One of my favorite aspects of my job is being able to work with likeminded, passionate, and creative women. When buying for Wild Poppy Goods, I seek out those who believe in what they create. I truly feel that the objects you fill your life with should be made intentionally, ethically, and be beautiful or functional. That is why I was drawn to the work of Malia Grace Mau. It is evident that every piece that comes out of her studio is made with care and love is poured into it. Malia is the woman behind Los Angeles based jewelry line, M Grace Jewelry. She uses the ancient lost wax technique to make all of her jewelry and carves each by hand. All production is locally sourced and made from recycled metal. The collection draws from images and symbols found in ancient civilizations and nature, combined with a modern rustic aesthetic. Each piece is carefully considered and infused with protective energy. In keeping with mystical cultural traditions, Malia believes jewelry transcends aesthetics and serves as power pieces to invoke the wearers intentions. You can follow her on Instagram and check out her shop for other pieces not being carried by Wild Poppy Goods.
Leah and Billy, owners of Baleen, began their company when they saw a need in the market for beautiful, quality jewelry that is also pocketbook friendly. Located in Seattle, they create their entire collection by hand in their studio. These are pieces that tell a story and are easy to wear everyday. I am happy to announce that we are now stocking this beautiful jewelry on Wild Poppy Goods.
I have been busy recently planning on some really cool collaborations with jewelers, designers, makers, and artists and am so thrilled to release the first of many collaborations! Around last year or so I found Kelley through Instagram and fell in love with her artwork. Plus, with our shared admiration of vintage pottery, plants, and cute pups I felt instantly like buds. Now, we both live in the same city (small world!) and worked on a collaboration of original prints featuring ink and silver thread on the loveliest paper. They look great framed, taped on the wall with some washi tape, or even as greeting cards!
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