Indi Cap About
Get in a good headspace with the Indi Cap ; )
It started one summer ...
as an idea to create a sustainable one-of-a-kind lifestyle product that met the needs of the urban outdoor enthusiast. The Indi-Cap is an indigo hand-dyed and organic product; awash in good vibes and inspired by the rhythm of the ocean.
Many of those closest to me know that I have spent the last few years exploring and developing an active textile and surface design practice. My study began while enrolled in a year of post-graduate study at Savannah College of Art & Design, but has since evolved into more personal in-depth and hands-on study and development. While my material sensibility grows and expands I find that I am still most attracted to the "image making component"--in this case through print and color applications.
This fall I am releasing a limited edition 5-panel indigo camp-cap that speaks to the joy I've discovered in developing an organic, plant-dye practice. In 2015 I had an opportunity to serve as an intern/teaching assistant at Wildcraft Studio School; this experience in combination with an ongoing mentorship with indigo-master and natural dye artist, Sarah Ashford of Culler Studios, has led to my creation of a small line of indigo-inspired apparel and accessories.
The Camp-Cap is designed from Organic, American grown and spun heavy cotton. I then prepared it using shibori resist methods, and dye by hand with the finest organic-plant indigo (non-synthetic). After a thorough wash process the cloth is ready for it's cut and sew, courtesy of another local US based manufacturer. Because of the organic quality of hand-dying and shibori, each cap returns as something one-of-a-kind. The vision is versatile, different grades of blue and white, moving on canvas--an ode to sea and sky. It is my hope that the caps are received excitedly and that you can feel supported by the environmental and locally-supported process.
Now, go play outside : )
Note: A percentage of all purchases go to the National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation in loving memory of my brother who lives now as the creek,
the sky, and the ever-smiling sunbeam.