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Sustainable for Who?

Sustainable for Who?

Through our work with Lady Farmer, we have learned that a regenerative world means opting for something other than cheap labor and environmental degradation for the sake of convenience and low prices. This can mean many things, from living completely off-grid, to...

A Recipe for Cozy: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

A Recipe for Cozy: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is in the air, and soon it will be time to cozy up in front of the fire, bundled up in plastic and sipping liquid sugar. Wait...what? You were probably thinking more about sipping a pumpkin spiced latte wrapped up in your favorite sweater or blanket. That’s fair,...

Check Your Consumer Privilege

Check Your Consumer Privilege

The inequality of consumer privilege in our culture is yet another aspect of systemic racial injustice, yet it generally goes unrecognized.  In fact, the subject is most often avoided, because connecting the dots that lead to this reality reveal some staggering and difficult truths regarding our own consumer habits.  But isn’t that what dismantling a broken system is all about? 

DIY Fabric Face Mask

DIY Fabric Face Mask

It feels patriotic, it feels important, it feels necessary. We’re so happy to offer you a DIY face mask tutorial and custom-designed mask pattern (from Line & Tow designer Grace Brian with input from her EMT husband) for you to make at home with whatever materials you have on hand, sewing machine or not. We feel so grateful for the opportunity to learn something, use what we have, and create a tool to help keep our communities safe.

Textiles 101: Fiber Content

Textiles 101: Fiber Content

Like most, you probably have a general idea of fiber content in clothing. We all are aware of most popular fibers such as cotton and polyester, but do you know where these materials come from? Could you look at what you’re wearing right now and identify what the fabric it’s made of?

Lady Farmer Gives Back – Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Lady Farmer Gives Back – Sustainable Agricultural Practices

We began Lady Farmer with the mission to create clothes that we love, and that are produced with care and concern for the planet, the producers and the consumers.  We also wanted to help consumers understand the devastating effects of widespread practices in the fashion industry, and to try and affect a shift towards a more sustainable system. This begins with an understanding of our clothing as, fundamentally, an agricultural product.  

Sustainable Lifestyle: The Lady Farmer Way

Sustainable Lifestyle: The Lady Farmer Way

What is sustainable living? We most often think of sustainability in terms of protecting rather than depleting our natural resources.  Reducing our trash and avoiding plastic are positive steps towards living a more sustainable life. Eating local foods, driving less...

Slow Shopping

Slow Shopping

The season of celebration and festivity has begun, and with it a blast of cultural messaging telling us that it's time to get busy and buy lots of things! Meanwhile (here in the northern hemisphere) the light is waning, the plants are shifting into dormancy and...

Fashion Revolution Week 2018

Fashion Revolution Week 2018

Lady Farmer wants YOU to join the Fashion Revolution! It’s been five years now since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 24th,2013. Over 1,000 workers died and another 2,500 were injured when the eight-story building, known to...

How To Have A Simplified, Sustainable Closet

How To Have A Simplified, Sustainable Closet

Like so many things in our industrialized world, our clothing problem usually begins with excess. This isn’t just a problem in our homes, it’s a problem for the whole planet. Here are some suggestions for addressing clothing clutter and passing things along in a less wasteful way.

The Demeter Tunic

The Demeter Tunic

As a sustainable apparel company, we're looking to create pieces that are both functional/practical and something we feel good in. Part of sustainable wardrobe  is making sure your clothes can actually work for you! The Demeter Tunic is the queen of practicality. With...

A Good Price

A Good Price

What do we think when we say something is “a good price”?   We usually take it to mean an item can be bought for less than its actual worth. In other words, it’s good for the consumer, who enjoys a net gain on a particular item. It’s an incentive, the driving force in...

Home Stretch!

Home Stretch!

There’s word of a frost tonight, the first of the season. It’s mid- October so this should be no surprise, but we’ve been in such a warm stretch it feels like it snuck up. I was out in the garden just before sunset and saw all the things that are still there-- fresh...

The Essential Collection

It’s here--and we’re ready! It’s not only fall that’s in the air, but that moment we’ve been working towards for over a year now has arrived. Our Kickstarter campaign page has been approved and will go live next Thursday morning, September 28th--and yes, that means...