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PHOTO JOURNAL; EARTH AND ELLE'S HOME BASE

By Rachelle Love
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Our house nestled in the woods. We built it from scratch, using re-purposed materials where possible, with the help of friends. Fabric is hanging to dry in preparation for eco-printing. Big thanks to our friends Martin, Dan, Lou, Shane, Audrey, Sarah, and Mikey for helping us make our house.
Getting the garden beds ready for the spring.

We've always got a big patch of garlic amongst a ton of veggies thanks to my partner Elliot's background as an organic farmer. He teaches me so much. Garlic has always been a constant in my life ever since I moved to the Sea to Sky.

"Wild swimming" all summer long. Photo by Elliot's father, Mike Fromowitz on a family outing to the lake.
The garden in the summer. In view are corn, sunflowers, celery, onions, beans, mustard greens, carrots, broccoli and artichokes. The sunflowers were used in the "flora + fauna" photoshoot as seen in the lookbook.
Getting the garden ready for winter with mounds of straw. Kale, celery and leeks are still going strong.
My atelier is in a tiny house style building, built by Elliot. We recently added another window to allow natural light to pour into my workspace. It's small, but for now, it works and I love it. It's the space where I launched Earth and Elle's bras + undies collection and where I experiment with new designs. In view are the fabric bunk up top, my patterns on the wall behind me, and two of my machines on either side.
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Second, third and last photos are by Jessie McNaught
Wild swimming photo by Mike Fromowitz
First, fifth and sixth photos by Rachelle Love

 

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