Sanctuary Innerwear is my second business venture.
iag Originals www.facebook.com/iag.originals/ was the first. iag stands for "It's All Good". In this line, I explored Lenzing Tencel fabrics and plant dyes, work which informed Sanctuary Innerwear. I also designed pants, tops, tunics, body suits and vests with styles derived from folkwear with the express purpose of fitting many body shapes. These garments were still shapely with beautiful details, features I have carried through to my present work. I enjoyed displaying my line as if from an 1850's travelling cart called "Anna's Dyed Goods", complete with antique trunks, working water barrel and pump, rocking chair and pop-up changeroom.
During this time, I noticed that the same constituents in plants which gave colour also had the potential to heal. I began a journey of learning about herbs through theherbalacademy.com/ and ayurvastra. The chemise and short, which you see in white in the picture above, was the first style in the new direction of innerwear. I'm currently enjoying contemplating the potential of herbs to act on a person's body and mind through their clothing and hope one day to involve more people in my community in this new and exciting venture.
I'm the designer and creator of
a line of hand made clothing worn next to the skin which imparts goodness from plants through the hand-dyed and infused fabric.