Production: A Special Kind of Fabric

Camilla Mayer
When it comes to the art of designing garments, the fabric is everything - from the texture, to the type of fabric and to the way it looks and feels against the skin. Fabric in some elements also influences the decisions we make socially and culturally. 
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Kids: Day in the life of COVID-19 Back to School

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As September approaches, the topic on every parent’s mind is whether their kids will be back to school and what this means for their family. Normally, this is the time where stores would be filled with families fighting over the right school supplies in the chaotic half-empty aisles of the designated school supply aisles. It is also when kids savor the last moments of freedom before the early morning routines and dreaded homework assignments.  We can imagine that if you are a parent, going back to school this year brings mixed emotions. We understand that for parents working at home...

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Jasmine Summers: Fashion Revolution Country Coordinator - Cambodia

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What began your journey on the pursuit of sustainable and ethical fashion? Although I’ve always been good at sewing and interested in fashion, I really wanted to pursue international relations in college. However, I ended up in fashion school, and the more I learned about the industry, the more I realized that fashion and justice were not separate issues. The fashion industry is so heavily reliant on human labor and consumers all around the world, from cotton farming to the consumer wearing a bright white new tee shirt. I was blessed to be able to start my fashion design career...

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Masks Tips: How To Make A Filter for Your Mask

Camilla Mayer

When designing our masks, we wanted to make a mask that would not only give you durability but also a peace of mind. If you choose to add a third layer to your Nary mask, here is the best way to create a filter.  Depending on what size mask you have, download one of our filter patterns here: https://bit.ly/3iRvAxB   Next, decide what kind of filter you would like to make. The CDC recommends using a coffee filter, but an old t-shirt, nylon hosiery, or even paper towels could work. Cut out our free filter and trace it into your filter...

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Masks Tips: How To Insert Your Nose Wire

Camilla Mayer

You've received your Nary mask.  Now what? When you buy one of our naturally dyed or ethically made masks, we include a nose wire for additional comfort.  Here's what you should do step-by-step. After receiving your mask, go ahead and give it a wash. If you have one of our handwoven and naturally dyed masks, make sure you use a ph-neutral washing detergent. After the wash, let it dry in the shade to avoid fading.  When ready, find the nose pocket seam located at the top right side.  Gently using a wooden kebob or opened up paperclip, begin to create...

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Kids: Craft Ideas in Quarantine

brittnie grono

During these unprecedented times, it can be hard to manage playing the role of parent, breadwinner, and teacher. Wearing all those hats can be so stressful. And it can be hard trying to come up with ways to keep your kids busy and engaged. So what can you do? My name is Brittnie and I'm part of the founding team at Nary and I'm also a part-time children's art teacher. Art can be a creative outlet and a form of therapy for kids during this time. And quarantine is stressful for everyone, even kids. They've lost the ability to go to school,...

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