Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
It didn't seem right to take a trip to Seattle and not meet the creative duo behind the organic clothing line Prairie Underground. My sales rep made the arrangements and I headed to their industrial warehouse space, family in tow.
Camilla is head of production and Davora is head of marketing. Together they create beautiful functional clothes. All of their pieces are machine washable, even this summer’s Savoy Pant which is a silk hemp blend. They do not like to focus so much on the organic aspect but like to think of themselves as a sustainable and conscious company. I think we can all appreciate that.
I happened to be there as they were starting to ship out their Fall goods and got to understand the process from design to final production. It was great to hear Davora talk about their humble beginnings. They started out in a tiny 400 sq ft space. Their current location seems to be about 2000 sq ft and they are expanding to the space next door.
It is so nice to see two fantastic, talented, and eco-conscious women who started out with small aspirations grow into the empire they are now.
My Fall goods were ready as well so I suggested that I take them with me instead of having them shipped. I just took my goods out of the box, returned the box to her to reuse, felt good about minimizing my carbon footprint, and headed south back to
Fall goods ready to be boxed and shipped to its destination. I was pretty much in Prairie heaven at this point and if no one was looking I wanted to dive in~!
Their boxes are purchased from a company that buys back once used boxes.
Here are the Fall goods that I picked up from them last week: