Sustainability

A core belief at Catherine Fisher Clothing is that mindful, sustainably-made garments have the power to enhance our everyday experience, both personal and collective. From ethical sourcing and transparent production practices to giving back to our community, Catherine Fisher strives to ensure that everything we do is contributing to a more stable and hopeful future.

These timeless, seasonless designs are intended to stand the test of trends. Materials such as high-quality organic cotton, linen and hemp are thoughtfully chosen for their durability and versatility. We believe fewer and better is not only sensible; it’s responsible.

  • Garments are crafted by the Am family at Golden Thread Designs in Scarborough, Maine
  • Hand embroidery and accessory cutting and sewing is done by Maine artist Olivia Dwyer of Olivia Halo Designs, oliviahalo.com
  • The Brush duster paintbrushes are crafted by Ying Zhou in Florida, with organic cashmere goat hair from Wendy Pieh of Springtide Farm in Bremen, Maine, and driftwood sticks gathered by Catherine and friends on Maine beaches
Sustainably-sourced and ethically-made fabric and notions come from:
  • Baird McNutt Irish Linen in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland
  • Pickering International in California
  • EnviroTextiles in Colorado
  • Organic Cotton Plus in Texas
  • Buttonology in New York.
All packaging materials and hang tags are made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials by EcoEnclose and Colonial Tag and Label. All stationery is printed on Neenah Environment® recycled paper stock using vegetable-based inks by FSC®-certified Penmor Lithographers in Maine.

Above banner images: Corozo nut buttons from Peru; Olivia Dwyer stitches an In Libris book (photo by Allysun West); a cashmere goat at Springtide Farm, Bremen, Maine.

“The more living patterns there are in a thing — a room, a building, or a town — the more it comes to life as an entity, the more it glows, the more it has this self-maintaining fire, which is the quality without a name… To work our way toward a shared and living language once again, we must first learn how to discover patterns which are deep, and capable of generating life.”

The Timeless Way of Building

Christopher Alexander

Giving Back

By sharing a portion of each purchase with aligned national and local non-profit organizations, our story becomes interwoven with the missions of those doing great things in our communities, efforts that benefit us all. It is the aim of Catherine Fisher Clothing—a project that is part art, part commerce—to be a positive, fruitful presence in the world through the support of literacy and the arts, food security, the health of our natural world and a respect for diversity.

Specific beneficiaries are listed on each garment page, chosen for their connection to the subject matter of the poem from which that particular design springs. Among the organizations you support with your purchases are:

In Maine:

The Dempsey Center, https://www.dempseycenter.org

Good Shepherd Food Bank, https://www.gsfb.org

Seeds of Peace, https://www.seedsofpeace.org

Indigo Arts Alliance, https://indigoartsalliance.me

Natural Resources Council of Maine, https://www.nrcm.org

Nature Conservancy in Maine, https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/maine

Preble Street Resource Center, https://www.preblestreet.org

Out Maine, https://www.outmaine.org

The Telling Room, https://www.tellingroom.org

National/International:

American Civil Liberties Union, https://www.aclu.org

Appalachian Mountain Club, https://www.outdoors.org

Girls Opportunity Alliance, https://www.obama.org/girlsopportunityalliance

Habitat for Humanity, https://www.habitat.org

National Association of Women in the Arts, https://nmwa.org

StoryCorps, https://storycorps.org

350.org, https://350.org

Venture Out, https://www.ventureoutproject.com

Waterkeeper Alliance, https://waterkeeper.org