In light of the current pandemic and tensions over the election, we felt it appropriate to re-issue our Love Over Fear design. The inspiration for this design came from looking deep into the human psyche and finding the root cause of how we manifest our realities. These garments serve as a daily reminder of the choice we have in our emotions and mindset. We aim to create wearable art that invites a dialogue between those who wear it, and those who see it. See full collection on our webstore.
Natural Dye Now Available
Akomplice’s Natural Dye Collection is now available to the world. See our Stockist Section to find an AK dealer near you, or shop at the Akomplice Webstore.
1.5ºC – Researchers warn that the global temperature increase needs to be kept below 1.5 degrees Celsius, otherwise, the survival of humanity and the world’s vital ecosystems will be threatened. The United Nation’s most recent climate report gives humans a 10-year ultimatum to address the earth’s climate crisis. The devastating effects of climate change could be irreversible by 2030. If we do not make changes to our current model of life, we will likely see an increase in widespread flooding, extreme heat, drought, lack of growing conditions for food creating famine, scarcity of clean water, a sea-level rise that could destroy entire cities, excessive poverty, and a refugee crisis which is estimated to affect 1 in 9 people worldwide. View collection here.
In honor of the 4th of July, we are making a public service announcement with the release of “We Are Ocean”.
Text Printed on Shirt:
Our democracy is drowning, along with science, facts, and our freedoms, by way of lobbyists and special interest groups. The world’s scientists and the UN are sounding the alarm that the climate crisis is a threat to the survival of countless species, including our own. We are all ultimately governed by the laws of nature, and nature does not play favorites. Nature will not be lobbied, negotiated, or strong-armed to act differently. Nature has shown us time and time again that the aspects of life we once thought unassailable are actually very fragile. We need to respect the laws of nature.
“Made in the USA” rarely means American made.
The vast majority of products labeled that way are only finished in the USA, leaving much of the composition to foreign manufacturers. This VSOP collection is not the vast majority. Every step of the manufacturing process, from growing organic cotton and knitting it into fabric, to cutting, sewing, dyeing, labeling, and packaging the garment is performed in the United States.
Why does Made in the USA matter? Because U.S. laws ensure higher wages and labor standards for workers. Simply stated, it creates a stronger economy and leaves a lower carbon footprint on a world that is already environmentally stressed. Why does organic cotton matter? Because according to the World Health Organization, many of the pesticides used to grow conventional cotton are among the most acutely hazardous in the world. On top of that, conventional cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops, with 25% of pesticides being used on conventional cotton crops worldwide.
The VSOP – USA collection marks a major milestone in sustainability, in that each article is made in the USA in its entirety. We shot the lookbook in Marfa, Texas with intent, due to its proximity to where the organic cotton was grown for this collection. Modeled by David Adrian of the LA Dance Project, the collection serves up three essential silhouettes, each available in rust, putty (light pink), cream, sage, navy, black and white.
Conceived by Akomplice co-creators Mike and Patrick Liberty, VSOP stands for quality and sustainability that’s backed by a lifetime guarantee. The collection is available now on our Webstore.
View the full Marfa Lookbook after the jump.