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Real talk with Maggie Perrin-Key

We recently did a collab with our very own Maggie Perrin-Key (or MPK as she is lovingly referred to - we know a lot of Maggies) - we got some bags sewn and she painted them. We love our plain natural classic tote, but let's face it - it is LITERALLY a blank canvas, and unlike myself some people DO like color in their lives. Maggie lives in Roanoke and works part time with us, and part time at a local business she co-founded called Treehouse Collaborative. She spends the rest of her time painting. Y'all being a full time artist is hard.  As you can imagine, she is a very busy woman, but we made her sit down and...

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What's Our Thing?

There are so many clothing companies in the world that as an entrepreneur I often ask myself: why am I doing this? What makes my clothing special? This question has a lot of possible answers: the fabric (from The New Denim Project) is made from recycled materials, the clothing is sewn by a woman who started her own business out of her home and is now able to provide for herself, or that Line + Tow is a woman owned, woman operated company that takes it's time. However - there are lots of other companies that use our fabric, and there are even other companies that use our seamstress. So, when I really think about it, our clothing at Line + Tow is...

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How The Heck is Our Fabric Made? - A Look Inside The New Denim Project

How The Heck is Your Fabric Made? When we began product development on our recently released apparel line, I [Grace] had the perfect fabric manufacturer in mind. Rooted in sustainability, The New Denim Project is a positive force in the textile industry with their groundbreaking process of turning textile waste into fabric. With such vast amounts of textile waste on the planet, textile scientists have been searching for a way to recycle it for years. There are many different ideas for solutions out there, but The New Denim Project’s process interests me most - the concept of shredding old fabric back into fluff and spinning it into new yarn.   It seems easy enough right? Well actually, this is where...

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Meet some of our team.

We have a lot of people helping us get Line + Tow off the ground, and the majority of them are women. We put this blog post together so you could meet some of the amazing women that you are supporting by choosing to shop with us. Rachel and Averie are the founders of the ethical clothing brand Casa Flor that they head out of Antigua, Guatemala. These two act as our middle (wo)men between the US and Guatemala. They communicate with our seamstress and pattern grader, and make sure the clothing we order makes its way to the shipping company. We basically wouldn't exist without them.     Irma is not only our seamstress, but she also sews clothing for a handful of...

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