My name is Katlyn Sigmon + I'm the founder of August Mamas, a clothing brand that knits together the art of hand-lettering with sustainable materials designed with mamas + kids in mind.
I left my job in the furniture world after discovering a love for hand-lettering + the desire to run my own business. After selling fiber art + hand-lettered signs for a few years, I decided to travel down a different avenue + use clothing as my canvas instead of reclaimed wood. At the same time, I was reading bookoos of articles about the things humans are using that are harming our beautiful mama earth. How could my business support the earth + its diverse ecosystems while also providing a valuable product?
Many of you are choosing organic produce + other foods when available because you are aware of the negative effects pesticides can have on your health. But did you know that cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops grown around the world? Those chemicals come in direct contact with our skin, which is the largest organ of our body - anything we put on it goes in it. That's why all of August Mamas' shirts are made using only organic or naturally derived materials that are made in the USA. No pesticides are used + therefore farmers are not being harmed, birds are not being unintentionally killed + the run-off water is not poisoning lakes, rivers + the ecosystems within. The inks in the hand-lettered designs are all water-based + eco-friendly. Who says we all can't win?
august (adj.): inspiring reverence or admiration; respected + dignified
Now you may have noticed that I haven't said that I'm a mama. That's because I'm not yet, but it is my biggest dream. Moms are our unsung heroes that trade the cape for yoga pants + spit-up. They can cook an entire meal with a baby on the hip + do a Target run with a hangry toddler. August Mamas is about lifting up + celebrating the world's mothers because they will always be the foundation for the next generation, all the while providing sustainable clothing that honors mama earth so you can keep raising little lights.
Thanks for considering purchasing from August Mamas + for taking the time to learn a little bit more about why we exist!
-my hubby + I live in hickory, nc with our sweet but mischievous dog, huckleberry finn
-I love to travel + the beautiful places I've been inspired me to create a business that honors that beauty
-give me a book + a beach + I'm one happy girl
-thrifting gives me life + I'm quite proud of the deals I can find - treasure hunting at its finest
-I go ga-ga over old wood, shibori, jungalicious plants + driftwood
-I am a slightly extroverted introvert who loves to host gatherings in our little boho bungalow
If you have questions about sizing, shipping, or what to get your bff for her baby shower, I'm your girl!
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"do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that overwhelm the world." -desmond tutu