Open Arms Studio produces for four partners with year-round commitments and for numerous other designers in batches. Below are examples of our work.
MIRANDA BENNETT STUDIO is a collection of modern, plant-dyed apparel. The MBS design ethos is based on thoughtful simplicity. Coveted for a combination of versatility, style, luminous color, and ease, MBS apparel is celebrated for making the woman inside the focal point. Each collection is designed to mix and match seamlessly with previously released styles and limited edition colorways, creating elevated building blocks for everyday wear. MBS is based is Austin, Texas, and Open Arms is the exclusive producer.
IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer. The Swedish-founded multinational group designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories. Open Arms was the first US-based social enterprise to partner with IKEA and has had home goods products such as pillow covers and table runners in all Texas IKEA stores as well as several others across the Southern US.
NEWTON SUPPLY COMPANY is an Austin, Texas, based company creating high quality, waxed canvas bags made with durable materials that are locally sourced when possible.
Smitten with Wovens is a family business producing child-wearing accessories in original patterns. Smitten values ecology and sustainability and ensures ethical and responsible business practices as well as packaging that is recycled and biodegradable. Smitten wraps are wide to allow plenty of width for a napping pre-schooler.
Other products we’ve put together at Open Arms include child and adult apparel, home goods, accessories such as bags, purses, clutches and car seat covers, and even ukulele cases made from vintage quilts.
See below for a few more samples.