The Movable Boutique's message is to illuminate and inspire independent & ethical artists globally and locally.
We are a traveling boutique in a vintage 1963 Airstream that all began in a small town Ketchum, ID. We are on the road full time, opening our door at music festivals, pop up shops, markets and more.
We are an ever changing and evolving mobile boutique. Each item in the boutique is hand made by an independent artist we know personally in the USA or Fair Trade. Every item has a story that we can tell you, has a face and a name behind the product; including myself. Raven Designs in my own design line that catapulted the boutique. I make one of a kind jewelry, dreamcatchers, painted cow skulls, and embellish vintage jumpsuits and jackets.
Anyone and everyone! We have something for all sexes and all ages. Most of our items are gender neutral and we love going to festivals because we feel people are more willing to play dress up with items they wouldn't usually wear. For instance, our lace overalls from ReVivall Clothing are made for women, but we dress men up in them all the time and they love them!
I grew up in a mountain town in Idaho and spent a lot of time playing outside and exploring. I have always loved traveling and being on the road. After graduating from FIDM (Fashion Insitute of Design & Merchandising) in San Francisco, I managed a boutique for 5 years. I was ready to open my own, but I didn't want to commit to one location. I found the airstream and a truck and MOBO was born.
People. We are all so unique and beautiful and we all have a story to tell, I am inspired by the way those stories come out in someones form of art. Whether it be jewelry, clothing, painting, or music - we support it all!
I found these beautiful, silk souvenir pillow cases from the 1940s that are incredibly rare. They are all hand drawn images from National Parks or towns. I started sewing them on vintage levi jackets - they are all one of a kind, a jacket that can never be duplicated. I love that!
A lot of work and a lot of fun. No day is ever the same. It can get overwhelming at times, there are great highs and great lows. I can get down on myself for not being at the level of success I envision, I am hungry for more and have to remind myself of my new mantra daily, "Great things take time".
Maintaining a healthy emotional and environmentally conscious level. Starting first with physical materials being ethical and sustainable to the planet. From there, as far as my business goes, I need to feel sustainable emotionally. I need to feel that I am moving forwards and growing into a greater circle of growth and innovation.
Craft means acknowledging ones self special skill, then embracing it, bringing it to life with quality and passion.
High quality should bleed out passion, love, and mindfulness. When one fully steps into those elements the highest of quality product will emerge. High quality, in my opinion, is only stunted by the need for quantity over quality; that is where people start to jeopardize their own skill, craft and ethics. High quality is not about just doing it, but doing it damn well and taking it to the next level. Set the standard, don't meet it.