Liz Clark grew up in San Diego, but many of her early memories are of childhood trips to Mexico—particularly Baja, where her mother Elizabeth is from and where Liz was forever falling for the vibrant colors, textiles, and artisans that defined the region. Fast forward a few decades to 2017 when, after getting a degree in industrial design from California College of the Arts, Liz found ways to bring her own POV to the aesthetic, collaborating with those very creators on vivid blankets, woven hats, and cool carryalls and showing off the traditional crafts in a more modern light.
“It’s such a gift to know all of the people that we work with and to support traditional makers and their communities,” says Liz. But Nipomo’s ties to Liz’s roots get even more personal—the designer, now based in Oakland, also brought her artist mama into the mix to create custom leather straps for the line’s park-, beach-, and campfire-ready blankets. Talk about a personal connection.
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The greatest pyramid and the most impressive paletas in one trip.
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