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Spotlight: MATTER

“We put stories back into clothing. Socially conscious, artisan made, comfortable boho chic pants for travel. Limited edition fabrics and timeless styles.” - MATTER

In a world more connected and aware than ever before, it’s refreshing to see a brand embrace real stories and real issues with real people and quality product.

Meet MATTER: a socially motivated lifestyle brand focusing on affordable luxury, thoughtful design and provenance to create travel wear with stories to tell. In the brands words, their mission is threefold - to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and process, and pioneer industry change and sustainability for rural textile communities.

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This Revolutionary War Lieutenant’s coat is being prepared for an exhibition scheduled to open in the fall. As a preliminary step, textile conservator Midori Sato and N-YHS Conservation Assistant Janet Lee examine the garment and decide what kind of treatment and stabilization it will need. 

Officer’s coat.  1785-1795.  Wool, linen, metal. New-York Historical Society.