Monday, May 26, 2008
Hende of Traverse City MI
I grew up Making things--both of my parents are artists and my father is a carpenter as well. I fell in love with the fine arts at the tenderest age and have always had my hands in all of them, though most of all, in poetry. My concerns as a writer (as also a designer) are to bring a little beauty into this world. I've also spent a lot of time as a community activist and organizer, and even more than making beautiful things, I want to defend and preserve what remains of beauty in the world around us--trees, clean water, justice, the dark night sky, quiet places, human dignity, topsoil.
Hende is one of the ways I spend my time and it is motivated by an insatiable desire to create. I believe in good design, quality craft and materials that tread lightly on this earth. I enjoy making one-of-a-kinds and small batches of thoughtfully brewed garments for those who are tired of mass-market, disposable fashion.