Where are your garments and home goods made?
As we launch Slow Goods, all our garments are proudly made in our partner cut and sew facility in Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to working exclusively with manufacturers that provide living wage work in socially responsible settings. We are thrilled to invest and partner with companies that share our vision for more ethical, sustainable and responsible textile and garment-making practices.
Our textile-based collectibles are made by hand in our home studio in Saint Louis, Missouri.
What types of fabrics do you use?
We are dedicated to working with only natural fibers – our favorites include Tencel, linen, hemp, and hand woven cottons. We love good textures and ease of fabric care, and we only select fabrics that we want to wear (or sew with) ourselves! Though we may expand our range of fabrics in time, we will always prioritize the most sustainable all natural fibers, low impact print and dye processes, and sourcing from mills and manufacturers that we are confident in their dedication to fair wage and ethical workplace practices.
What is your design process for original prints and collectibles?
Whether developing a print for fabric or developing a one-of-a-kind quilt collectible, Meg rarely has an overall design fully mapped out in her mind when a new project begins. She tends to begin with a color palette or a set of formal/shape relationships that prompt experimentation, and then develops rules and patterns along the way. She loves to experiment with color, scale and print-mixing, and improvisation is an essential part of the design process. The Slow Goods creative process is deeply influenced by sculpture and architecture, natural materials, tile work, minimalist art, vintage and modern quilts, native gardens, and functional art objects of all kinds.
Do you accept wholesale orders?
We’re working on it! Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can work something out.