As Maria Stanley puts it, wearing clothes is a fundamental part of our daily life. Just like the food we eat, we should know where clothes come from and the story behind them. Her transparency policy shows the intention with which she brings her designs to life, working with a family-run factory in India that has the same vision for slow, intentionally handmade goods. She's spending a lot of time researching dyes from plants, herbs, and spices and has set herself up for success back in her home state of Minnesota. We're really excited to support such a talented female designer!