small business owner and textile artist ~
- First Place in Pay It Forward Challenge
Rosemarine Textiles is a sustainable textile studio based in Detroit, Michigan run by me, Meghan Navoy. We make hand torn silk ribbons, scrunchies, table runners, napkins and scarves using the rich, complex colors of plant based dyes. Each piece is made by hand in our Detroit studio using processes that take many days to achieve the perfect color. I am passionate about creating beautiful textile pieces in a way that respects both people and the planet. It's important to me to utilize what would otherwise be waste material - whether working with local restaurants for dye producing food scraps and florists for day old blooms. We do our best to incorporate our values of environmental sustainability in every aspect of our business. This includes recycling and reducing water in our dye process, to composting dye materials, banking with a small local bank, and sourcing from almost entirely woman-owned businesses. You can view more about our sustainability practices on our website here.