Like so many people, our journey toward organics began with a child. In this case, it was the extremely premature birth of Tara's son Neil, the 101 days he spent in the hospital, and the realization, once he came home, that we wanted to surround him with only the best, safest environment. Organic food was obvious, but there was so much more we could do to protect his delicate body and fragile lungs. Our explorations into the many ways to do that led us to a house without carpeting, an organic wool mattress, and clothing and bedding made from organic cotton. As Neil grew, so did our awareness that sustainability didn't only matter for this one little person but for us all and for the world in which we live.
If you'd like to hear more about Neil's story and how he inspired our family business, listen to the audio narrative by Marguerite Kearns. Marguerite weaves together music, family, fabric, and business in this piece.Listen to our story: The Baby Boy Who Inspired a Green Business.
(Caveat: Although it sounds wonderful to say that Neil inspired our journey, and that is indeed true, he didn't begin it; he deepened and strengthened our belief in the need for sustainability and an environment that works for us all.)