The Surprising Inspiration Behind Pamut Spring Collection

2020 Has Changed Me Forever


An Artist's Statement, from Kat

 
An adventurer at heart, I've always lived my life focusing on new connections, new places, and new experiences. I felt ready to conquer the world; unafraid of the consequences of being freewheeling, spontaneous, and perhaps a bit brash. When the pandemic hit, my biggest fear wasn't the virus. It was actually the thought of losing myself and the freedom that I valued more than anything. 

I went into protection mode, holding that wild part of me back and tucking it away somewhere safe. I assumed that it would re-emerge easily when the time was right, like a hibernating bear waking in Spring. As the pandemic continued to drag on, the wild and free adventurer in me got smaller and smaller. I became a bit more fearful. I hesitated before taking action. But as that wild part of me hid away, I began to notice a change that I had never expected. More and more often, I saw the value in small comforts. In a beautiful flower, a clear sky, a hug from my mother, a coffee with a dear friend. I realized that my former wildness was wonderful, but it was also privileged. I began to listen more than talk, and I heard the struggles of others in a new light. I slowed down.

Big, earth-shattering personal change is scary. But even the scariest things can result in something wonderful. I designed this collection as a way to share beauty with the world, and with you. It's a very happy collection, and it's inspired by the lovely people and things that I interacted with every day over the last year. It's a collection of hope, and of rebuilding, and of sharing joy. In this new Spring, so much is possible!
A peek at the colors, shapes, and textures in the Spring Collection. The Collection release is March 23rd at 11 am EST.
Written by Katherine Williford