For Mother Earth

For Mother Earth
Do you wonder why would anybody want to create and launch an apparel line in this environment?

In the last 20 years, our apparel consumption rose 400%! We have arrived at creating an astonishing 100 bio items of clothing each year. And yet, 64% of that is never worn and each item of clothing - on average - is only worn 7 times before it lands in the landfill. In the US, we are throwing away a garbage truck full of textile waste per second.

Our closets are full and yet we complain we have nothing to wear. What is wrong with us and will it ever be enough?

I believe that until we FEEL enough it will never be enough. As long as we are trying to fill the void inside of us with stuff - clothes, followers, likes, ... - outside of us, it will never be enough.

Even though I dreamed of creating a clothing line for as long as I can remember, I simply couldn't reconcile the polarities until I broke through my inner glass ceiling. I decided to use the power of apparel - an industry that literally touches every person on this planet - as a vehicle for the empowerment of women, girls, and artisans in countries the West has used as the world's factory floor. I wanted to use materials that come from the earth and would return back to the earth.

If you look at it, the earth creates abundantly. We live in an abundant universe and as humans, we are quite similar in that sense: we are creative, laborious beings, here on this earth to create and manifest whatever we desire. To feel beautiful, to feel radiant is our birthright, it raises our vibration! Beauty and Love are both toping the vibrational charts!

Unfortunately, we have just gotten it quite wrong in the last few decades by blending natural fibers with synthetics to artificially drive the prices down to a point where it's hard to find unblended garments which are also almost impossible to recycle. Simultaneously, the industry benefits from our search to feel whole by offering us fake solutions.

All of this sounds overwhelming but there are TWO things each one of us can do on a personal level that has a wide and far-reaching impact.

They are both easy and hard at the same time!

  1. Be curious about the emptiness (or antsiness) you are trying to fill, numb, or run away from. How can you feel whole and empowered again?
  2. Only wear and buy things you love! Invest in yourself!
When it comes to the latter, I hope you love Koryphae. And when it comes to healing the void inside and finding the path to feeling enough, I don't know a more powerful modality than Breathwork. Even more so than meditation, mindset work, and coaching alone.

I'm incredibly honored to be offering both of these pathways. Would love to know what you think!
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The flax plant is a resilient species with the ability to grow in poor soil conditions and requires little if any fertilizers. According to the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp, "Across its lifecycle, a linen shirt uses 6.4 liters of water compared to 2,700 liters for a cotton shirt".

Linen production generally uses a fraction of the energy in comparison to polyester. On top of that Koryphae linen fabrics are produced on hand looms lowering our energy footprint additionally.

With the increasing demand for flaxseed and flax oil, almost all parts of the plant can be used so there is little to no wastage of the plant.

At the end of the lifecycle of the garment, Linen is also naturally biodegradable.

2. Inherently Insect Repellent

Yes, it looks like linen keeps its pest resiliency even in fabric form. Linen, it is thought, naturally repels insects as well as moths! Bye bye holes and critters!

3. Cool in the Summer, Warm in Winter

Linen is breathable, absorbant, and a natural insulator which makes it an ideal fiber for hot AND cooler climates. In the hot months, it is airy, light, and keeps you dry and cool, in the winter it wicks away moisture while trapping warmth if you add a layer over it.

4. Linen is one of the Strongest Natural Fibers on Earth.

Linen gets 10% stronger when wet and is 30% stronger than cotton! Linen gets better and more luxurious, and supple with each wash and wear. Unlike other fabrics, it doesn't pill.

5. Linen was the Predominant Fabric throughout History

Linen was commonly used in ancient Egypt and the remnants of the oldest linen garment - and world's oldest piece of women's clothing - is the Tarkhan dress whichis over 5000 years old.

In 2009 a team of Harvard backed archeologists and paleobiologists discovered spun and twisted flax fibers that were more than 34,000 years old in a cave in the Republic of Georgia.

6. Linen is pure Luxury!

To maintain the full length of the flax fiber, the plant must be pulled from the ground at harvest. Then they are left on the field to soften which makes it easier to separate the fiber. Before the fiber is twisted and spun, it is extracted, rolled, and stored for up to 3 additional months to further soften it. Yes, this is a time-consuming process which is why Linen is considered to be one of the most luxurious natural fabrics and therefore more expensive than cotton.

7. Linen has a High Frequency!
In 2003, Dr. Heidi Yellen did a study on the frequencies of fabric. According to this study, the human body has a signature frequency of 100, and organic cotton is the same - 100. The study determined that if the number is lower than 100, it can put a strain on the body, a nearly dead person has a frequency of 15 which is where Polyester, Rayon, and - curiously - Silk register. Linen and Wool, on the other hand, registered at 5000 each yet canceled each other out when worn on top of each other. The study suggests that the energy field of wool flows from left to right, while that of linen flows in the opposite direction.

Raise your frequency and see a few images of our 5 launch capsule pieces:

From left to right: Pleated Top & Sculpted Pant, Boxy Shirt, Jumpsuit, Boxy Dress