barley & birch

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I think I met Kyle on Twitter, no really! Then one day she just called me and we formed an instant friendship. After she survived C screaming in the background through most of our conversation and still wanted to work with me, I knew she was one-of-a-kind. The energy she puts out in the world is nothing short of amazing.

I recently whipped up some stationery for barley & birch, and even did a little experiment on a few of them – my first attempt at edge painting {see photo above} I still have some work to do on my technique, but my color matching was pretty right on! Trying new things, collaborations and new angles is part of what makes my job perfect for me, and a toast to that statement – an even more exciting project with barley & birch is in the works – you'll hear more about that later.

Back at ya, Kyle, the feeling is mutual. You are brilliant with quotes like these, “Owen didn't sweat the big bad wolf, it was deforestation that kept him up at night” Unabashedly organic, planet-saving clothes? Yes, Please.