"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." 

- Mahatma Ghandi 

Meet Bare:

 

Hello! Welcome! Keila here, I am the owner and operator

of Bare Cloth. I am so excited that you are here and I

can't wait to share my passions and work with you!

 

I started Bare Cloth in 2016, a few years after leaving the

fashion industry and a few years after bringing a

Domestic Hattersley loom from London, England to

northern Minnesota. I have always loved making,

design, and clothing construction but have struggled

with how the clothing industry has hidden the true costs

and impacts of clothing. I realized that I could be a part of

the solution that builds a sustainable, more just, clothing system that fully considers the entire lifecycle of a garment or a fiber good. 

 

Bare Cloth gives me life. I love it. I love it because I make magic fabric.  One minute I am looking at hundreds of perfectly parallel threads and the next minute, after a few pedals on the Hattersley loom there is fabric! Just like magic. It doesn't matter how many times I've warped the loom, yards I've woven, or mechanical problems solved, designing and making fabric still inspires and surprises me, and I can't get enough of it.

                                                                                              I live in Bare Cloth goods every day. Every                                                                                                morning and night I sit in stillness in my                                                                                                  meditation shawl, I wear my Hattersley                                                                                                    scarf almost year-round, every chair and                                                                                                    bed has a Bare Cloth pillow, and I use                                                                                                        my grocer's tote and backpack made from                                                                                                my fabric on a daily basis. I use and wear                                                                                                  the same core things every day, thus                                                                                                            whatever I use in my day to day life needs                                                                                                  to be durable and ready for some tough                                                                                                    wear. Bare Cloth goods are made with                                                                                                      people like me in mind. They are made                                                                                                      for users that love their belongings, that                                                                                                    use them, and that plan to use them for                                                                                                    years and years to come. If you are like                                                                                                      me... this is the place for you. : )