Utilitarian Art For The Everyday
Honest Alchemy was recently an Etsy Featured Seller! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-honest-alchemy/
Founded in January 2014, Honest Alchemy is a sustainable textile and accessory design company that uses 100% natural fibers and plant-based pigments. Handmade by Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth McTear, each piece is made with a deliberate consideration for tradition and timeless style. Drawing inspiration from the elements and nature, she strives to create goods that reflect her vision of utilitarian art for the everyday. Elizabeth's reverence for her craft is unmistakable -- her indigo stained hands tell the story of a maker who doesn’t compromise quality or cut corners.
On any given night of the week, Elizabeth is at her studio feeding her living artwork. Perched over a bubbling cauldron of organic natural indigo dye, she meticulously feeds the live bacteria that ferment her dye bath a regimented diet of wheat bran and sake. Fermenting her dye, feeding it, keeping it warm--the continual care required of her craft is exemplary of her devotion to sustainable textile design.
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Elizabeth J. McTear
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Textile Designer
I have a Textile Design BFA from Moore College of Art & Design. I adore my city of Philadelphia, where I bike around town, enjoying it's many green spaces.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All international orders are shipped USPS First Class unless otherwise requested.
There is no way to track Int'l First Class and we do not pay for return shipping. We cannot guarantee the package will not get lost, but we have found it is the most reliable and economical Int'l shipping service. Lost packages are not the responsibility of Honest Alchemy.