Join us to meet #slowfashion designer and maker Molly Brown for a special two-day trunk show at the Good Day Collective pop-up shop. Peruse and shop her fall/winter collection of small batch clothing made by hand in Chicago, share stories and enjoy a few treats along the way. Learn more about Molly and take a peek at her collection in advance here.
About Molly Brown:
“Clothing is so much more encompassing than our fast-fashion culture gives it credit for. Dressing speaks to the traditions of human kind — those that can be found in our deepest beliefs of survival. Like food and shelter, this most basic practice traces our species back to its roots. When we get dressed in the morning, we are engaging in the history of mankind.
Molly Brown began the company out of a desire to change the way that worn goods are produced and consumed. We use traditional methods and only natural or sustainable fibers creating pieces that are rich in technical and tactile history. We make to order, eliminating unnecessary waste and environmental impact. Producing in-house means that attention to detail is a necessity rather than a luxury. Clothes made in this fashion are meant to be loved and shared, maintaining their wearability for generations to come. Keeping business small also ensures that we maintain ethical standards: we believe that clothing ourselves should not come at the price of basic human rights.
How we dress is an expression of how we feel, and dressing well — in fibers that are real and woven with care — elevates our sense of self. As lifelong and varied makers, we hold artistry in the highest regard. Making and wearing clothes should be equally enjoyable, and it is our deepest joy to be able to participate on both ends. If life imitates art, then let’s make it worth viewing.
Molly Brown is a lifelong maker and fine artist. She comes from a family of self-starters and small businesses; informing much of her values as a human and artist. She began designing clothes in 2013 after noticing a startling lack of ethics in fast fashion. She and her husband live humbly in the Chicago suburbs with their excessive supply of houseplants.”