Our ethos centers on creating value from what may otherwise lay dormant or be wasted. re\Archive arrives as a purposeful collection, reformatting and renaming an Experiment from our previous incarnation. Within are deadstock materials assembled in patchwork to comprise your spacesuit for terrestrial excursions.
Layers of electromagnetism envelop the Earth, forming the uncertain boundary where the atmosphere begins to blend with outer space. Similarly, our clothing exists between our bodies and the environment. Earth\Studies projects take inspiration from landscapes, geologies and atmospheres to expand the connection into the expressive.
Earth tones and natural hues shape color decisions. The textures of sweeping landscapes are expressed with asymmetric fabric composition. The evidence of human influence is reflected in a mix of synthetic and natural materials. This expression of the ‘natural’ confronts the construct of the utilitarian. In this way Earth\Studies projects reveal the emotion and beauty found on Earth.
Everything we do on Earth is an “outdoor” thing. It isn’t a separate place from wherever our lives are happening every day.
Experimentation is the path of discovery. By taking an experimental approach to all aspects of Earth\Studies, the project remains open to adaptation and new visual possibility.
These two elements (outdoors and experimentation) present an ever expanding study of the connection between human and planet.
Expressing ourselves is critical to the human experience. Art, music and cooking may have started from necessity, but have become vital methods of conveying the experience of life on Earth.
Earth\Studies products serve as tools for people to explore their world with curiosity, creativity and expression.