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Argaman&Defiance (A&D) creates 100% silk scarves naturally dyed by hand in our studio located in Chicago, Illinois. We only use natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. The hand dyed process is an artfully crafted skill, making each piece uniquely beautiful.

 

Here is the surprisingly simple story of Argaman & Defiance.

 

My first name, Lydia means 'the maker of purple cloth'. That purple cloth was described as Argaman, which translates from Hebrew as crimson.

 

My Designs are greatly impacted by growing up immersed in nature. The credit and my forever gratitude go to my Grandparents. Their home was located in Defiance, Missouri near popular nature preserve, Busch Wild Life Sanctuary .It was here I learned to love, discover, and respect nature.

 

Although we are a young company, our presence in Chicago has been greatly received since our establishment in 2009. Most recently, A&D was highlighted in Chicago Magazines's 

"Best of Chicago: Best of Etsy"!

 

Thank you for taking the time to look at the A&D collection.

I hope you enjoy my designs and colors, please feel free to contact me with any questions! ~ info@argamandefiance.com

 

Lydia Crespo - creator of Argaman & Defiance

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