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PROCESS

All pieces in this collection are made by hand in Minneapolis, MN. Materials are chosen for their superb texture and quality, and are sometimes up-cycled or vintage. This results in high-quality, very limited editions, including one-of-a-kind pieces. We believe this adds originality and integrity to the designs. 

ACG is committed to the future of ethical fashion. We keep our waste to an absolute minimum, sourcing our fabrics as carefully as possible and saving our fabric scraps to be woven into usable textiles. If you have questions about our sources or processes, please don't hesitate to email us. 

Some materials are hand-dyed, hand-woven, or hand-printed. These pieces show off the beautiful variations inherent in hand-made processes. When possible the dyes are sourced from environmentally-friendly suppliers. Although everything is done by hand, which can take a lot of time, we try to keep the prices out of the sky. We do not wish to exclude anyone from access to our products. We price everything as low as possible to keep our business going while attempting to please customers from all walks of life.

We are pleased to carry the MIA Project Badge- certifying that everything we make is made in America! We strongly believe that the closer to home our goods are made, the better for all involved. Check out the MIA Project's mission HERE.

We are pleased to carry the MIA Project Badge- certifying that everything we make is made in America! We strongly believe that the closer to home our goods are made, the better for all involved. Check out the MIA Project's mission HERE.

HISTORY

Anna Chambers-Goldberg started ACG in 2013. This clothing line is an extension of her lifelong passion for sewing, with her fine art training contributing greatly to her process and inspiration.

Anna was born in New England and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. After studying printmaking at Macalester College in Saint Paul, she spent several years interning for various printmakers and artists, including Minnesota Center for Book Arts, before developing her own concept for an artist-run clothing line. Since 2013, ACG has extended to several retailers and one gallery. As ACG continues to grow, Anna plans to nourish both her artistic and clothing design passions for this project.

Look for gallery exhibitions, photography, video, and fine art all embodying a life of continual tactile experience.  

 

INSPIRATION

 Coming from a background in printmaking and painting, Anna merges her fine art training with her passion for sewing -- developing an original brand of handmade artisan clothing. 

In all media, Anna has always been interested in the way the human body interacts with its immediate environment. Her work often incorporates figures into landscapes and vice versa. Her color palette especially evokes the land around her -- expansive skies, black branchy silhouettes, the subtle shades of prairie grass, and occasional surprises from her multi-cultural urban setting. Click here to visit Anna's fine art portfolio.

A lover of collaboration, Anna often brings other artists into her projects. Pieces will often reflect a collaborative vision and will refer to the work of other inspiring artists. We welcome anyone with a collaborative idea to email us.