What better way to support women than working and collaborating with other women who are movers and shakers? I am so thrilled to be a part of this partnership creating beautiful accessories with purpose. S H E is an incredible organization focused on providing dignified employment opportunities for women from low-income and low-education backgrounds in their sustainable factories. (Be sure to check my post highlighting the founder of S H E, Payton, and her head seamstress Rita. )
Together, we created a handkerchief collection leveraging handcrafted, linocut block prints. I developed a design that embodied that pays homage to the never ending strength, resilience, and grace of women around the world, across generations.
The moon. She sits in distant skies and impacts our lives in ways we can't even comprehend. She powers our oceans, lights up our skies, helps us find our way, and can even tell time. She waxes and wanes and has different phases, yet is always whole. She's always there, with a bold and complete presence, even if you can only see part of her.
In celebration of Women's Month, I wanted to create a design that embodies the power, strength, and grace of women. It was a no-brainer to celebrate all that the moon and women have in common. I incorporated my unique take on the phases of the moon to represent the seasons of change women go through. Nestled inside is a pattern of triangles, the strongest geometric shape. They are capable of holding their shape under immense pressure. If that doesn't represent the wonder of a woman, I don't know what does.