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You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but have you heard of farm-to-closet? This week, host Eva Hartling is joined by Christy Baskauskas, founder of the California-based clothing brand Christy Dawn. Christy has made it her mission to integrate regenerative farming into her supply chain, partnering with a small cotton grower in India focused on responsible farming practices. After all, our skin is the largest organ in our body, why wouldn’t we care about the way we cover it, the same way we care about the food we eat?
Christy Dawn now leases land from existing farmers, while working with local partners to rework and restore the land. She and her team do this by using traditional practices that work in harmony with the Earth, similar to how it was done prior to the emergence of industrialization when intensive chemical practices became the norm. Listen to this episode to hear Christy's experience, and the launch of her company's new collection, fully made of garments they literally grew themselves — proving that it is possible to reinvent our broken system and focus on healing the planet while caring for humans.
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