This land – our land, your land – is our inspiration; in this soil the seeds of our collections grow. The time is ripe to reaffirm a connection with the very earth we walk, the ground we farm and breed on: the forgotten charms of the waving wheatfields, of swine foraging in the mire, of rich and bounteous folkways. Our aims are pastoral, not rustic – with homegrown labour and natural fabrics, we shall harvest this agrarian idyll for our modern way of living.
On streets of asphalt between the glassy high-rises, we plough our own furrow. Farmers’ checks, redrawn in the scarlet ink of a deskbound accountant, repurpose the country code for the sterile city. Patchwork quilting, sampled and remixed, provides bucolic comfort, while the unbridled creativity of a child’s-eye view of muddy pigs lends a vital naïve element. Strong, practical, tethered to the land with apron strings and dungaree straps – this new arcadia is rooted in the honest simplicity of agricultural labour.
We return to the land! We stand alone in our field!