SB Shop x ABLE x Green Matters Natural Dye Company x Stony Creek Colors
Regularly priced at $72 (retail would be $100)
Jersey, 100% Cotton — soft, cozy, and breathable
The substantial slub fabric on this ABLE t-shirt adds a slight texture to the garment, while also providing full coverage.
Distressed details make this an easy favorite.
Made in Peru
Relaxed fit. This product is created with real women in mind, not just a sample size.
Hand-dyed at Green Matters Natural Dye Company with Stony Creek Color indigo
Combining the vision of four companies, which each at their core support women, this t-shirt is not only the perfect shade to work with all skin tones, it's one you'll be proud to wear knowing its story.
Step #1: ABLE makes the t-shirts.
Step #2: The Stony Creek Colors indigo plants are grown on a southern farm.
Step #3: The t-shirts are dyed at Green Matters Natural Dye Company in Lancaster, PA.
Step #4: Sample t-shirts sent to StyleBlueprint HQ to be tested for beauty and wear.
Step #5: Shirts are ordered and ready for the SB Shop.
ABLE is a fashion company "challenging the culture of the fashion industry by creating transformative opportunities for women" globally and who, last year, bravely became the first fashion company to publish their wages. Not just their average wages, but the wages of the lowest-paid workers in their company. ABLE produced this 'Lourdes Distressed Slouch Tee' with fabric that is super soft, fashionably distressed just enough, and is made true-to-size, unlike many women's t-shirts which are made teeny tiny.
Stony Creek Colors is a company located just north of Nashville and founded by Sarah Bellos. Their purpose is to create vibrant, consistent, and scalable bio-based dyes. Through these plants, with a current emphasis on indigo, farmers have access to sustainable farm income while the company proves its new model for replacing synthetic-based indigo dye on a global level. And, it just happens that the plant-based indigo dye produced is gorgeous.
Green Matters Natural Dye Company is owned by Winona Quigley in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and each t-shirt was hand-dyed in her vats using Stony Creek Color indigo, which is different from indigos harvested in other parts of the world. The indigo dyeing process is one of patience as each shirt must have the dye layered to produce the right color. This means the shirts must each be dipped and rinsed over and over again. Each dip produces a deeper indigo shade. Her production and sampling team is 100% female and located in Amish country on an industrial aeroponic farm. The studio is rigged to capture rainwater in a 60,000-gallon cistern, thus all of the water used for production is rainwater. All of the dye used at Greem Matters is plant-based but indigo is the only dye that they process by hand. Winona tell us, "We have loved working with Sarah's indigo, and are thrilled to have a USA grown blue to offer our clients."
StyleBlueprint is our female-owned digital media company with a tagline that says "Connecting Women to Their Community." As an extension to our publication, our online SB Shop is known for showcasing quality items produced in small batches with southern style, perfect for everyday living.
Read the full story of how these shirts were made here.