Our soft Pima Cotton fabric is woven, cut, sewn, dyed, distressed, and printed locally downtown Los Angeles… because we support local businesses… and we believe in the highest quality, only making excellent garments we are proud of and want to wear.
Our concepts are taken from vision to completion in, and around, our top-secret hidden studio in Hollywood. Often using the streets of LA as a drawing board and scratch pad, we put our messages out for whoever’s path they might mysteriously cross. The people who need our messages find them as if by magic. Once wild, we then bring our ideas indoors and translate them to apparel, fine art, and video. Our designs are the diamonds that come from the pressure and darkness of pain. They are the result of uncomfortable yet soothing, tragic yet comical, dark yet hopeful, conversations and visions. As creatives who have struggled greatly, we want everyone to also realize they have powerful gifts to bring forth from within… and a world that desperately needs them.
Our process includes a willingness to explore our secret selves and scream those truths into the vast empty space that exists just beyond this moment. To articulate the things which are part of the human experience, yet beyond words and social acceptability. Things we should all be freely talking about because if we obtained a better concept of how each other feels we wouldn’t feel so alone.
Some of our favorite designs have come from very little thought and have been lines that seemed to highlight themselves from our open dialogue. They seem to highlight themselves, in charge of their own creation as they go from cascading free thoughts to something that forms and sticks. We find this to be the most natural, compelling, and vulnerable of methods. There’s a certain chemistry that happens, like mad scientists. Mad scientists trying to figure out a way to live in this world using their insanity to create sanity and invent a cure for one of the plagues of humanity- shame.
LIMITED RUN TEES | HAND PAINTED JACKETS | RARE GOODS | FINE ART | BY ARTISTS PADHiA & DAVE NAVARRO