Of Water and the Spirit shares the story of Malidoma Patrice. Stolen from his Dagara Village and held in a Jesuit school for 15 years, Malidoma is forced through harsh indoctrination into the European ways of being, thought and worship. His difficult return to ritual, magic and his people is chronicled here, as he shares knowledge and wisdom through the life and traditions of an African shaman. We have been deeply inspired by Of Water and the Spirit here at Christy Dawn - these teachings are more relevant than ever.
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- Of Water And The Spirit by Malidoma Patrice Somé
- Paperback (320 pages)
- 5.48" x 0.55" x 8.39"
When we started Christy Dawn, we just wanted to make beauty. We used deadstock because it was better for the Earth (and most affordable). As we grew, we realized: sustainability is not enough. We can't just sustain. Now it's time to heal.
In collaboration with the farmers and artisans of Oshadi Collective, we started by healing the soil through a regenerative cotton farm in Erode, India. Every aspect of this process is in a direct reciprocal relationship with the human beings who steward the land, the plants that feed from the soil and Mother Earth herself.
Utilizing upcycled deadstock (leftover fabrics from larger fashion houses that would otherwise end up in a landfill) is where we began and organic cotton is how we support the collective as we grow our regenerative farm acreage. Our goal is to eventually produce all of our fabrics through ancient wisdom and regenerative practices.
We have our own factory in Los Angeles. In India, we are working toward creating a fully regenerative fibershed, replete with cut and sew facilities. Our talented team puts care and intention into each seam we sew. Speed is the last thing on our minds; we prefer to slow down and breathe into each piece we are crafting.