01 Our Brand Philosophy
The California Arts & Recreation Board
California Arts was founded from the lack of access to forward-thinking menswear. Today, accessible garments come from the same mall brands that produce the age-old pieces our dads wore and luxury brands price out the average American.
California Arts was created to make design accessible so we can all enjoy the luxury of having art inspire our everyday. Pursue the things that matter most, live creatively & foster the deeper connections.
02 Our Production Philosophy
We believe that we can release good design from unattainable price points and unsustainable production. We can have well-made, well-designed garments without sacrificing accessibility and sustainability.
West Coast Minimalism
Capturing the laid-back, effortless cool of California in everyday sportswear. Inspired by the past, made for living in the present. The result is a new era of American sportswear is relevant for today yet endures season after season.
We believe that the simplest things are the most complex. We take the time to re-imagine one piece at a time, creating less but better modular staples. By avoiding multi-piece collections and seasonal fashion calendars, we minimize excess inventory and trend-based waste.
We are critical with our textile choices, favouring natural and biodegradable materials over micro-plastic blends. From the lining to the exteriors, we find creative ways to use and reuse fabrics and scraps. Our goal is to transition to 100% organic certified cotton and plant-based vegan leathers by 2022 without compromising on accessibility.
03 Founder Notes
I always felt that art & design was in-accessible. In menswear, forward-thinking design was a luxury few Americans could afford. Yet the pursuit of a creative outlet is what inspired me to put myself out there and go after the things that fired me up. To live the life that I dreamed and pursue the things that mattered most to me.
I've been fortunate to enjoy the benefits of having art in my everyday and I believe its something everyone should have access to. For me, it's fostered a life full of deep connection, meaning and creativity and it's something I want us to share together.
With a full heart,
You can always reach me directly.
1% of profits are donated to the LA food bank to bring every family
together over the comfort of food. For those who have the privilege of
consuming creative products, to support those who are just trying
to get by. In hope that one day, we can all enjoy the luxury of
having art inspire our everyday.
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