Ace & Jig
Ace & Jig is a textile love story. In 2009, Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson set out to create a seasonless women's collection that could be worn in many ways and for many years, from one fabrication: their own yarn-dye, woven fabric, as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. At the start of each new season, Cary and Jenna sit down with their most exciting finds -- from the feedsack bags of antique french linens to Japanese boro quilts -- and begin to create their own woven story. Their search for the ideal manufacturer led them to India, where they found experienced textile specialists weaving on ancient wooden hand looms. Cary and Jenna travel there several times a year and work one-on-one with weavers to create their authentic fabrics. Their Indian partners share their core values and practice the holistic kaizen philosophy of continuing to improve; not only do they provide free childcare, but they also use reclaimed water to grow organic produce for their employees. The colors and silhouettes shift, but each collection is anchored by the stripe. Cary and Jenna believe yarn-dye stripes, whether created by alternating textures or through pops of saturated color, are an iconic and timeless medium, and an endless source for reinvention.