For the past 75 years, the Rodale Institute has made it its mission to promote regenerative organic agriculture through farmer training, education, and research. Much of Rodale Institute’s research into the many benefits of regenerative organic agriculture takes place on a 333-acre farm in Kutztown, PA that serves as its headquarters.
As a real, working farm, Taylor Stitch felt it would be the perfect testing grounds for its ongoing Boss Duck line – known for a blend of hemp, recycled polyester, and organic cotton. Rodale Institute’s team of field technicians, farm operations workers, animal managers, beekeepers, and leadership pushed these pieces to their limits over the last six months. Impressed by how the gear held up, Rodale’s teams decided to celebrate with a full-fledged collaboration.
Starting Friday, October 8th, Taylor Stitch x Rodale Institute For The Common Good will be available exclusively online at Taylor Stitch, in addition to the brand’s stores and onsite at the Rodale Institute. In honor of this new partnership, Taylor Stitch has tapped the talents of Spanish painter Dani Vergés to design a new print for two limited edition colorways of The Cotton Hemp Tee. The resulting image—titled “Give To Get”—is a celebration of the cyclical nature of regenerative agriculture. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all these pieces will be donated directly back to Rodale Institute.
“We’re proud to share a common purpose with the dedicated farmers, educators, and researchers of Rodale Institute,” the Taylor Stitch team said in a statement. “They’ve been leading the charge toward regenerative organic agricultural practices for decades, and it’s thanks in part to their trailblazing work that a brand like ours has access to the information and the infrastructure needed to pursue seed-to-sew responsibility. We hope you enjoy our collaboration, and that if nothing else, it serves as a reminder to always consider where your food—and your clothing—comes from.”