DOMESTIC PHOENIX IS A COMMUNITY FOR DREAMERS, CRAFTERS, AND GARMENT MAKERS. COME AS YOU ARE AND LET’S EXPLORE TOGETHER.
We celebrate the duality and freedom of the home sewist.
We encourage sustainability and a self-sufficient lifestyle that honors heritage as well as non-attachment to social norms.
We bring new worlds into our lives and onto our bodies through sewing; yet we can be inspired by the ethereal and resilience of people and places around us.
We sew for the bodies we have in the present with the expectations and acceptance of changes to come.
We believe there is power in creation.
Sewing is creative expression and allows others into our reality or the fantasy we create.
Come as you are.
Those words are the simple truth of our mission and our promise.
We are building an inclusive community of mindful makers by providing sustainably sourced and organic textiles to the home sewist.
We strive to maintain an LGBTQ+ informed space and will be mindful of using gendered terms and language on our platforms.
Our brand will be a respectful guest in cultural spaces while celebrating our global heritage through fiber arts.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
I wasn’t taught to sew by my mother or my grandmother. I was 34-years-old and pregnant with my 2nd child, when I first learned to thread a sewing machine. My sewing journey started with classes at the local community college; one sewing class grew to many as joy flowed from this creative outlet. I am no couturier or master tailor, nor is that my ambition. I get to screw up and laugh (or swear) at my mistakes. When I sew, I am present, I am slow, I am intentional. I love the blend of art, creativity, and analysis that sewing and design are. To me, home sewing is freedom.
I started my first sewn product business in 2017, an eco-boutique and fabric shop focused on organic children’s clothing as well as African fabrics and accessories. I strive to be a good environmental steward and a proponent of the Slow Fashion Movement. I appreciate the benefits of high quality and organic fabric and want to make these fabrics more accessible to makers everywhere, one kit at a time. Domestic Phoenix is the evolution of a sustainable brand centered on the home sewist and creating more access and demand for sustainable and ethically sourced fabrics.
~ Kussy Mackenzie