The roots of Sinew Moon sprouted from a small, homestead studio: as a one woman team Carlee Moon started designing and creating intentional clothing with up-cycled materials in 2012. Through much growth and evolution, Sinew Moon has transitioned to using all organic and sustainable fibers. Our offerings are hand-dyed with low impact dyes in small batches then cut and sewn by our talented team of seamstresses. Each piece is crafted with solid love, intention and integrity for the customer. Using sustainable materials is very grounding and healing for both our team and those that choose to adorn themselves in our offerings!
Prioritizing sustainable practices and embracing slow fashion is our mission. The fashion industry is notorious for its damaging effects on the environment. Sinew Moon holds space in the fashion world where we are mindful of our practices and limit our ecological footprint. We strive to be zero-waste and are always evolving our methods to be as low impact as we possibly can while simultaneously embracing expansion and growth as a business.
In a world where body image can be an intense struggle, it is our mission to accentuate women’s beauty. Our designs cater to women from all walks of life, honoring the importance of feeling beautiful AND comfortable. We take pride in the versatility of our designs, which can be worn by a wide variety of body types and covers many wardrobe needs. Our use of natural fibers helps to reinforce the durability and comfort of our garments. Each creation contains a gemstone hidden and sewn behind the Sinew Moon tag, an effortless and discreet way for the wearer to receive healing energy. We wish to expand our Men’s offerings and begin creating youth clothing so that a wider range of people can enjoy the benefits of wearing Sinew Moon!
Now a team of 8 working out of a studio in Grants Pass, we are continuously expanding to keep up with the demand of slow fashion. We have experienced exponential growth in the last year! Our top priority for our team is safe and comfortable work environments with competitive compensation. Many small fashion companies are one-woman-run, as Sinew Moon once was, but we feel that in order to make our offerings available in quantities that are needed for the slow fashion revolution to truly take over, we must embrace growth while still maintaining our slow fashion and small business standards. The expansion of Sinew Moon offers career opportunities that come with so many possibilities for both our employees and customers. We look forward to growing and sharing our offerings to a wider range of patrons!
We are beyond grateful for every drop of support we have and continue to receive.
It truly is an honor to share this creative process with you.
Love, Light & Gratitude,
The Sinew Moon Team
I've had the curse/blessing of an "ARTIST" brain since I can remember and I've always been encouraged to use my creativity in some form, any form. I grew up in the South, a true Peach through and through, and realized as a teenager that I would NOT be confined to just any one place. As I set on my path of personal discovery and adventure I was led to the West Coast where I met my love, JD, at my favorite place, a Dead show. I fell in love with him, I fell in love with these mountains and I fell in love with this previously unknown freedom. Away from the city and stuck in the woods with only each other and some Grateful Dead jams trying to make a baby....this was a fascinating point of my life, the happiest in fact. With said happiness came bursts of creativity I didn't quite know what to do with...until I got my hands on some textiles. Sinew Moon started as a hand stitching project in our tipi in the beautiful mountains of Southern Oregon while I was pregnant with my son, Liam Moon. Carrying this left brain, analytical male spirit inside my vessel opened my eyes to a side of life I felt like I was always waiting for. My journey of motherhood and creating for Sinew Moon have been the most heart expanding, magical experiences of my entire life. Watching these entities, these beings from my own design manifest in such profound ways continue to inspire me everyday. The music of the boys, nature, my Tribe and this creative outlet....these are the things I live for. Thank you for showing up and being a part of it. I am forever grateful.
I grew up in the Midwest where I found a love if not obsession with nature and namely fishing. Later in life I moved to the Greater Atlanta area diving head-first into the music and small artist community that was thriving in the area. After about 6 years of calling the southeast home I decided to pick up stakes and head West. Because of the two largest influences on my life I found Southern Oregon to be my ideal home. After a couple years of establishing myself in the place I now call home. I met the love of my life, Carlee Moon, at Furthur Fest in Angels Camp California. About a year later and a lot of traveling she too picked up stakes and came to Oregon to live with me. Where we found the land we developed and call home. Living in a tipi, following our passion, still dreaming our dreams. That's where the Sinew Moon story begins. Some years and a child later we have built a beautiful life embracing our passions and living our dream. What a long, strange trip it's been.
While I was in my mama’s belly I helped her see a different side of beauty. Sinew Moon was born with me and has grown with me like an annoying little brother. I like hanging in the studio with the team, going on photoshoot adventures and giving mama ideas for new creations. My Mama and Papa work hard. I love being a part of Sinew Moon and I like when my mom makes me stuff!