ROADTRIP TO THE COAST
This year, we decided to take our adventure ready spirit on the road to visit the picturesque town of Seabrook on the Washington coast. With our new Spring 2019 collection in tow, we explored all that this beautiful locale had to offer.
Thematically, this collection is inspired by the soft interplay between lightness and darkness, the healing power of renewal, and a generous dash of beach vibes. Our new Wildflower Print is based on fireweed, which is often one of the first plants to appear after forest fires or volcanic eruptions, signaling transformation.
In addition to our signature CYCLEPET fabric, made from recycled water bottles, we are excited to introduce a 65% hemp, 35% cotton blend as our latest sustainable fabric option. Hemp fiber is super durable, renewable, and naturally anti-microbial. This undyed colorway is a natural light khaki shade — all we added is a water-resistant coating.
MEET THE ARTIST
Seattle-based designer and illustrator Emily Raffensperger is the artist behind our new Wildflower Print. Inspired by the expansive alpine fields of Washington and Oregon, Emily uses watercolor to juxtapose floral density and detail with open airiness and light. “The Pacific Northwest offers a really wide array of color inspiration,” Emily says. “Lots of washy, light purple tones that move into the realm of pink. Ranging from that to deep indigo — really, really intense colors. I’m exploring that color world a little bit, and looking at the openness and wonderful light that you get from these wildflower fields.”