A carefully curated collection of pieces are produced in highly limited quantities, on a seasonal basis, and available only for…
Inspired by travel, and borne of late night conversations and dreams shared by friends Yvonne and Ren, MATTER have a mission to make clothing that matters. Producing fun, functional pants using artisan printed, and hand loomed textiles, the collection connects the wearer with the maker, by making pieces that carry handcrafted grace in every thread, and cultural heritage in their color and shape. Inspired by tradition, MATTER source heritage prints and reinterpret them for the modern nomad. The brand mission is to foster design, artisan collaborations, to inspire customers to value provenance and process, and to pioneer sustainable change for rural textile communities.
Specializing in block printing, MATTER searched heritage blocks, textile museums and books to discover enduring cultural stories told through hand the carved wooden blocks. Working with a printer in Rajasthan, India, who understood the historic meanings, MATTER work directly with the block carvers to create contemporary versions that continue the essential stories and spirit. Pants are also produced with traditional Ikat, where hand tie dyed yarn is woven to reveal a tapestry of meaning and pattern.