Rachel DeCavage had been printing for many years when she started her current business, Cinder + Salt. Learn about Rachel and her printed apparel and accessories.
"I started printing at the ripe age of 10 years old, when my father built me a platform in front of his printing press, so I could reach it. In college, I tried to learn as many trades as possible and focused my studio time in ceramics, print making and fashion design.
My career goals are simple: make things every day and be a good steward of the Earth. These are the guiding principles behind my brand, Cinder + Salt. As I develop the brand in apparel and accessories, I'm always looking for ways to use my background in various art forms to enhance our product line.
Cinder + Salt started as a small boutique in Southington, CT, formerly Sugarplum USA. In early 2014, I rebranded and bought out my father's print shop. Cinder + Salt now offers full-service custom screenprinting services and maintains a mens, womens and childrens apparel brand that releases new mini-collections each month.
The name, Cinder + Salt, was inspired by the residue of a weekend well spent: the scent of campfire on your clothes and the taste of salt water on your skin. We keep the print-shop as environmentally low-impact as possible and maintain that as one of our highest company values. All apparel is printed by hand, with love, on our manual press."
See more of Rachel's work in her Etsy shop or connect with her
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