Round Trip Goods is artist Leah Rich. She designs and creates one-off pieces using second-hand sourced natural fibers and dyeing & printmaking with botanical inks. These offerings are meant to transcend gender and style norms and are embedded with plant pigments.
She comes from a long line of diy'ers and craftspeople in Kentucky and currently lives and works in Denver.
Marigold, scabiosa, cosmos, eucalyptus, coreopsis, morning glory, buckthorn. Colors from plants carry the properties of the plant with them into the fabric. Dyes from plants have a quality of color unlike synthetics and history with us as humans and makers that is very old. I grow, forage and purchase from farmers botanicals for my dyes and inks.
Round Trip Goods is a cis-gendered white woman owned business. I acknowledge my privileges while I work to be less ignorant, do minimal harm to the communities around me, and support other artists along the way.
I honor traditional textile workers, cotton pickers, block printers, garment workers, the Cheyenne and Arapahoe peoples who are indigenous to where I now live and work, and the dyers who have kept ancient earth skills and knowledge alive through the horrors of colonization and the growing climate crisis.
Mile High Dye Club
If you feel passionate about women entrepreneurship or sustainable practices in fashion and art and have as little as $3 a month to spare, consider becoming a Patreon Member. Patrons help me survive in a very real way.
Patrons see new products first and get a behind the scene look at RTG!
SLIDING SCALE & TRADES: I have traded clothing for tai chi lessons, pottery, beer, and other artwork, reach out via email if you'd like to make a trade.
I offer a sliding scale price for anyone who identifies as low income, BIPOC, trans, gender non-conforming, as well as our veterans, teachers, climate workers, farmers, and artists. Use the code NEIGHBOR15 for 15% of anything in the shop anytime, no questions asked.
SKIN SENSITIVITY: I use only biodegradable, non-toxic, planet safe soaps and fabric softeners to make sure our fabrics are safe for all skin types (our favorite is 7th generation products). While most plant dyes have almost no record of allergies, please make sure you are not allergic to any of these plants before using our textiles on your own skin.
SHIPPING : Items in stock will ship out within 2 days unless I am traveling. If I am away from my merchandise, I will have a notice at the top of the page of the next soonest ship date.
RETURNS: I do not do returns but am happy to exchange items if you are not satisfied with a new item in the first 30 days. I strive to show items accurately and with enough detail to convey each items' qualities. Proper care of products will ensure a long life of the item and its infused colors. If you have any questions about an item, don't hesitate to email me.
All shipping envelopes are pre-used, 90% of my studio equipment comes from the thrift store, all dyes and binding string are made of safe, biodegradable materials. All textile scraps are either reused into product creation or recycled with a textile recycler.
Items are embedded with living plant dyes and will change with you over time. This is natural and part of the journey of the fabric and plant infusion. Some colors darken, some lighten, some shift.
If you have the time, hand washing is best but a delicate machine cycle with like colors and cold water works too. Tumblr dry with low heat or hang dry.
Ironing items after they dry works great at getting cotton back to a smooth finish.
Make the Round Trip
Our items are designed to be unisex, user-friendly, and multi functional to encourage creative interactions and a long life for the product. Hopefully you use your Round Trip Goods until they are worn out from love and daily use. We encourage you to repair, and repurpose your products if you think it’s at the end of their life cycle. We would love to hear of ways you reuse old textiles of any kind. Post on social with #maketheroundtrip to share ideas.