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Profile | Meet Rachel of cinder + salt (YAY!)

Garnet McLaughlin

Profile | Meet Rachel of cinder + salt (YAY!)

“At cinder + salt… we always have a cold bottle of champagne in our fridge - you never know when you’ll need to celebrate!” Rachel DeCavage, owner and creative director of cinder + salt knows how to cultivate a fun office environment. As one of her employees I can assure you that the c+s tagline, “fun, fresh fashion” carries its way through every work day.   Since its inception, c+s has been environmentally conscious. “Eco-obsessed is who I am, to the core. It just makes sense to run my company with the same values… I come from a family of artists and...

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Design + Process | Coral Reef Window Displays

Eileen Umba

Design + Process  |  Coral Reef Window Displays

Hi! Eileen here and I'm the display coordinator at Cinder and Salt. It's my job to work with Rachel to create unique window and in-store displays that make our shop beautiful and help continue our eco-friendly ideals. Here at Cinder + Salt we’ve been striving to reach a goal at the shop to produce zero waste out of our facility. This challenge has influenced all of our work and our in-store display in particular. For our summer windows we decided to create coral reefs out of only recycled materials! Back in January we started a collection bin area for the...

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Profile | Meet Luke of Tourbus

Garnet McLaughlin

Profile | Meet Luke of Tourbus

“Don’t be a jerk! Don’t do anything that Jerry Garcia would not approve of…” is Luke Scott’s advice for attending a concert, “which leaves you kind of wide open, but on the hook for treating other with kindness and consideration.” And as the Founder of Tourbus and a loyal Dead & Co show attendee, we trust his word. Tourbus is a small side project and boutique business run out of a small purple office in back of Luke’s marketing firm in Bridgeport. Tourbus’ office culture feels like, “loud music, strong coffee, hoppy beer, boxes, pencils, stickers, rubber stamps, vintage cassette...

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Style | Staff Profile : Britta

Rachel DeCavage

Style | Staff Profile : Britta

Three words to describe her style?punk, qt, babyOk, I added the purple, but only because it suits Britta's personality. She's the furthest thing from black + white.  Britta joined our team in the spring of 2017 and has given our content a face-lift. Now, we're giving her a blog debut as she does a style review of the whole cinder + salt team in the coming weeks. BUT FIRST!!! More about this firecracker... Britta : I always have been interested in fashion, I suppose? Sometimes it was terribly bad fashion…but fashion none the less! I’ve always been attracted to counter...

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Adventures | Mystic Knotwork

Rachel DeCavage

Adventures | Mystic Knotwork

In late June I made the short pilgrimage to Mystic, CT; my absolute favorite town to visit in the state. A bit of a drive, tucked down in the far southeastern corner, this quaint, idyllic town is worth the drive.  After a quick stop at Mystic Supply Co, where you can now find a small collection of our mens tees, we hurried downtown (by that i mean a 2 minute walk down quiet Holmes Street past this beautiful harbor) for the ribbon cutting at Mystic Knotwork's newest store. At the ribbon cutting I learned that this is truly a family business!...

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