Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan
ace&jig is a textile love story. In 2009, designers Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan set out to create a seasonless women's collection from our own yarn-dye, woven fabric. We work one-on-one with weavers in India to create timeless garments from our own textile designs, as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. Our aim is to create effortless clothing that can be worn many ways, for many years. Our colors and silhouettes shift, but each collection is anchored by the stripe. We believe yarn-dye stripes, whether created by alternating textures or through pops of saturated color, are an iconic and timeless medium, and an endless source for reinvention.
COMMUNITY QUILT: ace&jig is dedicated to being a No Waste company. The fashion industry is the second largest polluter on the planet. Waste is a huge part of the problem. Statistically, in the cut and sew process anywhere from 10%-30% of each meter of fabric is wasted. If we threw out fabric at this rate, we would waste about 20,000 meters of our custom fabrics each year! Instead, we are committed to finding a use for each scrap of our custom yarn-dye woven textiles: from community initiatives, to recycling or repurposing. As part of this ongoing commitment, we recently collaborated with our community (friends, artists, fans, customers, and more) to create an ace&jig Community Quilt. We sent scraps of our custom woven fabrics saved from the cutting room floor to all who signed up, and each person created their own one-of-a-kind quilt square. We are compiling these squares into a series of quilts, highlighting our amazing community and our many custom fabrics. For every three quilt squares that were completed, we donated one night bag to Project Night Night, a non-profit organization that gives out comforting night bags to children experiencing homelessness, which include a tote bag, a blanket, age-appropriate book, and a stuffed animal. At this point, over 450 quilt squares have been submitted!
The 4 quilt squares pictured above were made by Hope Meng, Jenny Martin, Katy Jessee and Miriam Dema King.
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