Earlier this year, I was lost in the world of Instagram, and I came across an account @weareladyfarmer. Their name intrigued me since I aspire to be a lady farmer, so I clicked through to find out more about these lady farmers. As I read, I was immediately smitten with Mary and Emma, the mama-daughter founders of Lady Farmer. At the time, from what I could tell, they were launching a sustainable apparel company, with their Kickstarter going live this fall (it is is currently LIVE; go check it out!), and I knew I wanted to be involved somehow. They were hosting a sneak peek event at their farm in Poolesville, Maryland in May, offering folks a chance to see the behind-the-scenes of their design process, and offer feedback on the pieces in the first collection. So, I grabbed my sister-in-law Abigail and we crossed the river into Maryland, eager to learn more about these Lady Farmers!
We arrived at their farm and were greeted by chickens and the most gorgeous gardens. I fell in love with their home, their gardens, their barn, their apparel. Them. We sat in the barn loft with a handful of ladies from the DMV area for several hours, and had the most fun time learning about and giving our feedback on the pieces in their first collection. It felt incredible to be a part of something in its infancy (although, they had been working on their pieces and the Lady Farmer brand for some time).
Fast forward 5 months…last week, Mary and Emma and their photographer Amber trekked out to Purcellville, and we spent the afternoon together at Field of Flowers. I wore my two favorite pieces from their first collection: the Demeter Tunic and the Brigit Overalls. These two pieces will be essentials in my wardrobe come spring (when they’ll be sending out pre-ordered garments)! What I love most about these pieces is how versatile they are! I have plans to wear the Demeter Tunic every single day, but especially on days when I’m heading out to the garden. Those deep pockets are ideal for stuffing full of tomatoes, flowers, or whatever else needs harvesting. It’s so comfortable and functional, and just ideal for the woman to loves to DO: painting, photographing, foraging, mom-ing, styling, etc. The Brigit Overalls are also super versatile. I love the ideal of wearing a tank underneath or throwing a cropped linen top over them. I styled them both ways 🙂 They’re so, so comfortable, and the little details like wooden buttons and pretty ties really set them apart from other overalls! SPRING CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH!
Mary and Emma are the real deal, and their mission is resonating with people. Their initial Kickstarter goal was actually funded in the first 100 hours! Now, they’re working on their stretch goal of $50k, which will include a Slow Living Conference next year. Yes, please; where do I sign up!? They have less than $3k to go, and just 2 days left! If you are at all interested in slow living, sustainable fashion, or the homesteading lifestyle, I encourage you to check out their Kickstarter and consider pre-ordering a piece or two! If you aren’t interested in pre-ordering, consider supporting without a reward!
Photos by Amber Breitenberg
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