Co-founders Michael and Lisa, live in the not-so-Quiet Town of Brooklyn with
their two kids, Indigo and Sunny. Michael is a fashion and lifestyle photographer and Lisa is
a fashion stylist.
They dream of ditching it all and heading out west for sunshine and warmth—perhaps that's why,
even in the winter, their Jeep is always packed for the beach. But in the meantime they'll continue
to find their quiet town right where they are. Provided there's a patch of sun available.
We created Quiet Town because we were tired of buying things we needed but didn’t love.
Think about those trips to that giant home store, shopping cart filled with a plastic trashcan, vinyl shower curtain liner,
toilet plunger, toothbrush holder-- a compliant shrug accompanying each generic purchase. Using our ambivalence
as inspiration, we decided to go down that shopping list, crossing things off as we redesigned them.
And thus, Quiet Town was born.
We make everything at Quiet Town under a code of ethics:
Make only what we need, source the most ethical and quality materials, work with people
who care about the environment and their employees
We personally vet every manufacturer we work with and, whenever possible,
visit the factories, speak with the employees and view first-hand the way that they work. Transparency is of the utmost importance to us and we'd like you to know where everything we make comes from as well.
Our canvas is 100% cotton 10oz canvas, grown and milled in the USA.
We sew all of our shower curtains here in Brooklyn in a space that resembles a workshop instead of a factory. Whenever we visit we meet like-minded designers on the same path as we are.
Our dye house is located in Brooklyn, about a 10 minute drive from our studio and factory. We love them because they dye our fabric in small batches which means there's little waste and a lot of creative freedom.
We have found a transparent artisan studio in India to apply their traditional Kilim weaving techniques to our bath rugs. This particular facility has the environment and community on top priority, adhering to strict environmental codes of R.E.A.C.H. They also provide interest-free loans to their employees as well as a school for their community.
We bend our hooks in a factory in the Mid-West where they create other small, utility hardware items made the old-fashioned way. Our friend and manufacturer there once remarked that the guys making our hooks were "really loving them", and could they take some home for their own bathroom :)