fall 2017



alyson beaton



I am currently taking a break from all social media, my brain became tired. If you would like to find me, work with me or buy my products, you can check in right here or you have some choices: 1. find me walking down the street and call my name (I always look)  2. find me at a market in Chicago or Austin 3. sign up for my email list  4. get some snail mail from me! 


It is our responsibility as designers/makers to share what we know and put things into the world that exemplify that. 

less is more // surround yourself with beautiful things that you love, & support local makers. 


design notes: textiles

my worries: our impact on the planet & how my work is eco-responsible and spreading the love of our planet.  


Projects and products for my winter shows

I am constantly striving to put things into the world that people use everyday, I am extremely practical and believe that if you use things that have meaning you think about that meaning every time you use it. The pieces I create have a message of love and protection of our planet. 

I am constantly on the search for materials that matter. If I create something I believe that it should not harm the earth and that it is responsibly made. I create in limited batches because I see myself as just one person in a community not an industrial machine of production. I make because it is what I do. I have been working to narrow down my materials list. My criteria are: sustainability of material, durability of material, feeling of material. I think I have narrowed it down to linens that have not been dyed, organic cotton, made in the USA and am exploring some natural wools made in the USA. 

The earth is not ours to destroy


I started my body of work in 2003 in graduate school in Chicago.

I left my sprawling car based life in Texas to live in a city connected by trains and walkability. I spent two years reflecting on what we as a society had created with sprawl. My work is an ever evolving response to the value of the city and the garden: The Garden and The Grid

I Am: Poster created in 2003

I Am: Poster created in 2003


If you want to save our cities, get out of your car and experience the world in a new way. 

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