Marissa Goodman Thieriot has invented, and if not invented, certainly modernized, the farm to table sweater with her company Tempest Bentley. From the wool used to create the sweaters, which is harvested from sheep who eat, sleep, drink and play the way they should, by workers who truly care about their trade, to the box and packaging the sweater arrives in and the tags it bears before that first wear. Every step of the way is well-researched, I was intrigued by this purist approach — as we all know mine is conscious but not nearly this pure as it’s not entirely sustainable — and wanted to find out what drove her to direct this beautiful symphony of mindful manufacturing. The sweaters themselves are absolutely stunning, featuring well stitched, thick cables that are vintage in style but modern in cut and material.
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WELL / AWARE ELSEWHERE | Over on UPPERLYNE, I have a column called Living: WELL / AWARE, where I write about all things wellness and conscious consumption. This week, we’re talking spring transitions. Temperatures are still warming up on the east coast, why not get a little more milage out of your sweaters — the springy sweater look is just excellent because you can leave the coat at home. When it finally gets warm enough to put them in storage, sweater expert and founder of Tempest + Bentley, Marissa Goodman Thieriot shows us how to properly care for and store them so they last forever. (Don’t make the same mistake I did and hang your sweater to dry…)