photo: Todd Selby.
Based in upstate New York, Ambika works with local fiber growers, solar and wind powered mini-mills and artisans to create sustainable yet design conscious garments. The animals, whose fiber is shorn multiple times each year, are raised humanely on farms that use rotational grazing and other sustainable practices.
The artisans are hired per project to hand spin, naturally dye with wild harvested plants and crochet mostly from their home environment, which allows them to work stress free, at their own pace and still be available to their family.
photo by: Marianna Rothen
Ambika strives to use the least amount of the earth’s natural resources in the fiber to fashion process by keeping things local and hand made and is constantly seeking new ways to uplift the industry.