@corahilts speaking to Christy and Aras
@christydawn by Jamie Neasham
@corahilts speaking to Christy and Aras
REV On Air: The Evolution of a Regenerative Fashion Brand with Christy & Aras of Christy Dawn
This podcast episode is a part of the REV x Farmer’s Footprint Regenerative Podcast Series!
For the seventh episode in our regenerative podcast series in collaboration with Farmer’s Footprint, I got to go to LA and speak to husband and wife duo, Christy and Aras, of Christy Dawn – a regenerative fashion line that is doing more to make their brand sustainable than almost any other line I can think of in the industry. Their commitment to a better planet and human experience is palpable and I can’t wait to share this conversation with you all, but first a quick thank you to our sponsors of today’s episode.
“So to Christy and Aras and the story of Christy Dawn. I was lucky enough to get to do this podcast in person at their beautiful store on Abbot Kinney in LA. Christy and Aras started the Christy Dawn line in order to help women feel beautiful and comfortable in an array of dresses that they began making locally in LA with deadstock fabrics. As the brand evolved however, they knew they could be doing more – they wanted to heal the land more than simply do no harm. This led them to a partnership with Oshadi Collective, an incredible regenerative farm in India that is growing, processing and creating some of the most sustainable fabrics on earth.
This is a story of a couple who have put their passion and ideologies into creating something bigger than themselves, and Christy Dawn has gone from regenerating 4 acres to over 80 in the course of just a couple of years with the Farm to Closet collections. My conversation with them is incredibly honest, at some points surprising, and mostly a tale of the power of one couple to make an incredible impact on the fashion industry, but also people and the planet. Which really at the end of the day is the point of this whole series with Farmer’s Footprint!
I hope you all are as inspired by this conversation as I was, and I encourage everyone to head over to Christy Dawn and explore their efforts in regenerative fashion to learn even more. But now over to my time spent with Christy and Aras.”
– Cora Hilts
“One night it all kind of became really clear, like oh, we grow our clothes. So we could grow it in a way that heals the earth. We could do it in a reciprocal way – we could do it through intimacy.”
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