Who: Lady Farmer
What: Kickstarter Party RSVP!
When: Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Sally’s Middle Name
Why: Learn more about this sustainable fashion line!
How: Uber, Lyft, Taxi, Bus, Car or by Foot!
In today’s world, dynamic new eco-minded companies are popping up all over the world. Mother and daughter team, Mary and Emma, saw a need to help reshape the fast fashion industry with their clothing line called Lady Farmer.
If you shop in H&M or Forever21, ever wonder why there is a huge abundance of clothing? How there are more clothes than will be ever be purchased? Americans throw away an alarming 11 million tons of clothing a year, which equates to roughly 70 pounds per person. These fibers find their way into our water systems and oceans. Biodegradable fabrics include cashmere, cotton, hemp, silk, and wool. Fabrics that are not biodegradable are polyester, nylon, rayon, and spandex. In order for an eco-fashion line, the clothing must break down and be compostable within 180 days.
After graduating from college, Emma taught English in France and then once back home she began to study design and aesthetics with Joy Thigpen. Joy specializes in working with clients to help their dream become a tangible reality. Emma has always been interested in fashion and once she learned more about the environmental and humanitarian issues that the fashion industry faces she was inspired to carve a niche in the industry.
Mary grew up in Tennessee and once her children were grown, she and her husband followed their dream of owning a farm in Maryland. She is one of the idea developers behind Lady Farmer. The concept is not meant to be exclusive to farmers because the clothing isn’t exclusively for farmers. The styles are farm-inspired because Lady Farmer cares about the about how the natural fiber (cotton, hemp, etc.) is grown and sees fiber as an agricultural product unlike synthetic fibers such as polyester, which is man-made from chemicals and plastic. The styles are ideal for any lady who prefers comfortable clothing. The products will be made organically in America with cultivated fibers and low-impact dye methods.
The Lady Farmer mission is simple yet powerful. They strive to cultivate a community for those seeking independence from existing food and fashion systems. The clothing line offers functional, fashionable clothing for the sustainable lifestyle.
On Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. come out to support and help kick-start Lady Farmer at Sally’s Middle Name! You can pre-order clothes for yourself or for others during the crowdfunding party and the line will be available Spring 2018.