friends of light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client.
We partner with small-scale fiber producers to source our materials, and with spinners to develop our yarns.
We construct our own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and therefore do not need to be cut.
The design emerges from the materials and from methods developed to weave two dimensional cloth into three dimensional form.
Each jacket is the expression of the collective knowledge of the people involved in its creation.
Our business is structured as a worker cooperative and organized around cooperative principles and values.
friends of light is Mae Colburn, Pascale Gatzen, Jessi Highet and Nadia Yaron.