Oct 11, 2021
Rodale Institute collaborates with designer brand on clothing line
Starting Friday October 8, a collaborative clothing line, “Taylor Stitch x Rodale Institute For The Common Good,” is available online at Taylor Stitch, in addition to the brand’s stores and onsite at the Rodale Institute.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the clothing in the new designer line will be donated directly back to Rodale Institute, according to a news release from the company.
Staff at the San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch “proudly tout the usage of organic cotton alongside other earth-friendly fibers like hemp and merino wool,” according to a news release from the company.
“Much of Rodale Institute’s research into the many benefits of regenerative organic agriculture takes place on a 333-acre farm in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, that serves as their headquarters,” according to the company. “As a real, working farm it’s the perfect proving grounds for the latest pieces in our Boss Duck line. If unfamiliar Boss Duck is our Responsible—and exceptionally rugged—blend of hemp, recycled polyester, and organic cotton, plus the slightest touch of stretch for comfort and mobility. We had one condition before we sent over fresh colorways of The Shop Shirt, The Camp Pant, and The Chore Pant: don’t pull any punches. Accordingly, Rodale Institute’s team of field technicians, farm operations workers, animal managers, beekeepers, and leadership pushed these pieces to their limits over the last six months (as documented by the brilliant Jillian Guyette). Impressed by how beautifully the gear held up, our teams decided to celebrate with a full-fledged collaboration to be available to the public.
“We’re proud to share a common purpose with the dedicated farmers, educators, and researchers of Rodale Institute,” Taylor Stitch wrote in the news release. “They’ve been leading the charge toward regenerative organic agricultural practices for decades, and it’s thanks in part to their trailblazing work that a brand like ours has access to the information and the infrastructure needed to pursue seed-to-sew Responsibility. We hope you enjoy our collaboration, and that if nothing else, it serves as a reminder to always consider where your food—and your clothing—comes from.”