Grace Spath + sustainable project (mom)way


In America alone, an estimated 11.3 million tons of textile waste – equivalent to 85% of all textiles – end up in landfills on a yearly basis (source: EPA). Today’s guest, Grace Spath has many incredible talents as an artist, fiber artist, fashion designer, master of sewing textiles – and she’s made it her mission to honor nature and our environment while she makes these works of art. She is a true inspiration to create mindfully.

She wrote on her Etsy shop, ShopNeedlesandSpines, “When I became pregnant with my first child my husband and I stated that our life and our interests were to continue. Having children changes your life in so many ways, we didn’t feel it should have to change the things we enjoy doing and who we are at our core.”

That’s right, sister! You do you! We discuss how she makes time for what she loves to do. She draws, dyes fabrics and fibers from nature, she shares her process of upcycling stuff that would otherwise be considered as “trash” into really rad new pieces, and she talks in-depth about being part of San Diego Fashion Week.

Grace has lit up a creative fire in us and makes us think about our clothing consumption (thrifting and secondhand shopping is cool, guys!). We have a feeling she might inspire you, too.




This podcast has mature language and content. Moms ears only — don’t have this one on with your kids in the room. These are our opinions and experiences as moms, take what you like, or leave it. Don’t be thinking we’re telling you what to do. Seek professionals, do your research, and call the experts for help.

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