we strive for zerøwaste in our making processes.
our Ø archive + Ø 2 lines practice preservation by up cycling used clothes and textile pieces into new clothing.
our Ø knit line practices conservation by making new clothes in a 0.05% waste making process.
final, unusable scraps go into either visual artists' work or into local hand made paper.
Ø provides a safe and nurturing work environment for women who have survived victimization. we partner with a local non-profit that provides housing, care, and counsel to women transitioning out of addiction and sex trafficking.
when you wear an Ø piece, please be mindful that you are part of an economic microcosm. 6-8 women worked on this piece. your appreciate of beauty and skill supports their work.
Ø karen glass was founded by karen glass in 2015 based on a concept she designed while living and working out of her studio in florida. she was deeply involved in the development and process of an organic farm on her property. in moving to ATL she began the process of exploring life-work as an attribute for a domestic social enterprise while living within a community of creatives and conscious practitioners.
out of these ideas zerøwaste karen glass was born. being mindful of waste on an organic farm, the mindfulness of purpose in life and work and a life long career in apparel design, development and production has shaped the processes and aesthetics of Ø karen glass.