Mr. Blue Skye, Vol. VII. A part of our zero-waste initiative, the Compassion Project.
9 boxes of textile scrap “waste”
1 artisan weaver
47 one of a kind Sakura Blooms
In her 7th iteration, our friend and textile artist, Rachel-Ehlin Smith (Mr. Blue Skye), has outdone herself, creating one-of-a-kind art from what most would call nothing. Textile scraps bound anew, woven masterfully, and handcrafted into 42 Scouts and 5 Onbuhimos - each carrier will be for individual sale.
$50 from the sale of each carrier will be donated to the United Negro College Fund to aid in their efforts to increase the total annual number of African American college graduates by focusing on activities that ensure more students are college-ready, enroll in college and persist to graduation.
Mr. Blue Skye drops in the shop Thursday, July 9, 10am PST.
We care about where our scraps end up.
Since 2016, we've been working hard to give back and create art, all while bringing new life to our scraps of silk, linen, bamboo, and cotton. In this Vol. VII collaboration, Mr. Blue Skye has taken these scraps and woven it all by hand into 9 stunning lengths of cloth whose beauty can only be imagined through photography.
Once woven - we cut and stitch them into carriers back at our San Diego workshop. Lined with our fan-favorite Basics linens in Flax or Onyx, and paired with our signature Italian leathers, this collection is for the lover and coveter of all things natural, with a one-of-a-kind edge.
In the spirit of giving back to our community and our earth, our Compassion Project is a layered structure of recycling, reusing, and repurposing pre-loved carriers and scraps of silks, linens, and bamboo through art and non-profit donations.
Our Compassion Project Initiative has been going strong since it's inception in 2016. Since then with your support, we have donated almost $100,000 to non-profits around the world that need help as the time calls. This collection will be no exception - from the sale of each carrier $50 will be donated directly to the United Negro College Fund.