Store No. 2
Designed, sourced, & made on the east coast
Kent Island, Maryland
Caitlin Driscoll & Eric Ivankevich
We are the pattern-makers, the designers, the marketing executives, the advertising department, the traveling salespeople, the brand ambassadors, the financial heads, the product testers, the photographers, the graphic designers, the website builders, and everything and anything else that starting and running your own business entails.
And we had absolutely no idea that we were getting ourselves into all of those other professions when we had the brilliant idea to start our own business.
We are existing through ingenuity – living through creativity. We love artistry, music, the environment, and the coast. Our style reflects our interests, and our quality comes from our love of design. UNCALM was born so that we could grow with spontaneity, fun, and a true passion for our career.
OUR STORY, IT'S A ECO-FRIENDLY ONE
You know that feeling you get when you suddenly realize you have made a major mistake? Or when you get a searing paper cut that ruins your day, and nags at you throughout the days that follow? It's subtle but sharp. Well, that's the feeling that hit us when we discovered information about the detrimental effects the fashion industry can have on the environment. An insane amount of garments and fabric make their sorry ways to live out the rest of their days in a landfill - often times taking years and years to decompose.
That's why much of the fabric we use to construct our garments is remnant fabric. Remnant fabric is leftover, perfectly good, unused fabric. The fabric could be in irregular pieces, or the fabric on the bolt may have the tiniest defect, but it is still otherwise perfectly capable. We try to incorporate these remnant fabrics as much as possible into our garments to save the textiles from going to waste. We also partner with fabric suppliers who buy out other fabric suppliers to save those bolts of fabric from wiling their days away in a warehouse or being thrown away all together.
Check your tag. You know all of those clothes that are constructed overseas? Well, there's nothing wrong with supporting people and businesses around the world (Go Earth!), rather it's the excruciating journey those garments venture on in production and then upon final completion that can be intensely harmful.
Air and sea travel lend themselves to an amazing amount of waste and pollution, simply traveling from point A to point B (point A being somewhere not in America and point B being America) then back to point A (or C or D or so on). The amount of fuel consumed by giant cargo ships and airplanes results in a startlingly high carbon footprint. By producing our goods in the USA (all in eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland in fact!) we are not contributing to the pollution our garments would cause if they had to travel from overseas.