The garage door is open at Santosha’s TinTown Studio in Courtenay and the press is running!
Santosha is a sweatshop-free and up-cycled clothing company that prints its own designs and does custom screen-printing. Activism, reverence for the planet, the wisdom traditions of the East – such as yoga and meditation – native peoples worldwide and a passion for artistic exploration provide the inspiration.
Gordon Ross, Santosha’s owner, believes that clothing forms a part of your identity whether you’re conscious of it or not. “Check out all the brand-names people wear—clothing identity is a powerful force”, he says. Rather than promoting a brand, the studio offers earth and people-friendly designs from local artists including Gillian Brooks, Chris Boux, Erin Webster and Casey Biggins.
The studio is on look-out for new artists and designers as well. As Gordon says, “We’re better with more creatives around. And we’re aiming for nothing less than healthy people living on a healthy planet.”
You can even bring in your own clothes, pick designs from their LookBook and they’ll print them for you—voila, a whole new wardrobe at a fraction of the cost; your garments get a second life and the planet gets a break.
Final thoughts? “We think of ourselves as a messaging company as much as a conscious clothing company. We hope to raise awareness through thought-provoking, artistic and fun designs.” We’re in! See you at the studio!Visit Gordon @ the Santosha Studio in TinTown. 2314 Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay. 250.338.8030. Or check out his site: santoshaclothingcom.