The "Panda Face" print is so cute! What inspired it?
"If I said psychedelic-Bauhaus-meets-Marimekko, would that be too much? Really, it's a combination of a lot of forms I often draw: Boats, eyes, floral swirls, and silly animals that make my mom laugh."
Who's involved with the new line?
"My goodness, so many people. Lisa Foti-Straus and I worked with Holly Samuelsen, our resident tailor, to come up with the patterns. I drew our print by hand on a big 45" x 55" acetate, with was hand-screen-printed here in the city by Zoo Ink. And everything was sewn in-house mostly by, or under the supervision of, Holly. We gained a last-minute intern/lifesaver, Nadia Erwee, who's helped tremendously with the sewing. Also, we set up a sewing studio in Bolinas behind the Gospel Flat Farm stand, and a bunch of talented ladies came up and lent a hand with the sewing, as well: Rachel Kaye, Tessa Watson, and Susan Hoff."
We know it's just the beginning, but when will we see new Gravel & Gold Goods pieces?
"We're on the dribble tip, for sure. We're all hoping to take it kinda easy this August, and then get back at it come September. We already have the prints and the shapes lined up. I'm so excited for the next batch!"
Want to find out more about the Gravel & Gold Goods debut? Check out these behind-the-scenes snaps of the making of the label in Bolinas.