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Whether you are an entrepreneur, a stay-at-home-mama, or you work in an office, you deserve clothing that helps you achieve your goals.
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Working from home? Running errands? Grabbing dinner? Same outfit. 

Ladies, let’s be honest, we wear loungewear for everything these days. And who can blame us?  We're looking for comfort and function! 

As a gal who works from home, I often wear my loungewear for workwear but there's nothing out there that fit both of these needs. Especially not anything that was ethically made from natural fabrics.  And that's why I designed the 6-piece capsule collection that re-defines loungewear!

 We had a list of ethical factories in the US that we were gearing up to work with when we realized that wasn’t the right fit for us. We wanted to have a more personal relationship with the women sewing our product. After all, we see clothing and its creation as a relationship of mutual respect between wearer, producer, and designer.  So we partnered with Abby, a Minneapolis native who has amazing experience and immense passion for creating quality clothing.

Producing our products right here in Minneapolis allows us to:

1. Have more affordable products -- we can produce much more economically for small production runs in our own studio (we pass that savings along to you). 

2. Ensure quality -- when we produce in our own studio we can be hands-on and ensure that every single part of the process is working as we want it to. 

3. Reduce waste -- we eliminate a lot of waste that happens in shipping to and from a production partner. 

4. Build community -- a goal as our company grows is to employ local women and be supportive of all areas of their lives.

 We use fabrics with a primarily natural fabric content because it’s better for our bodies and it’s better for the planet. We use four different fabrics in this collection.

LINEN/RAYON CANVAS (seen in the Deann Tunic and Joseph V-Neck Top):  We love Linen for its perfect combination of being both lightweight and durable. Blended with Rayon, this fabric wrinkles less than 100% Linen and drapes beautifully. Fiber content-50% Linen, 50% Rayon

LYOCELL TWILL (seen in the David Pant and Thomas Jacket): Lyocell is a form of Rayon. It’s a cellulose fiber that is made from dissolving wood pulp in a ‘closed-loop’ system. This fabric is so comfortable and crisp, it’s everything we dream of in a pant and jacket. Fiber content-100% Lyocell

SOY/ORGANIC COTTON FRENCH TERRY (seen in the Darsi Midi Dress): We love this fabric for how comfortable and functional it is. Organic cotton is GMO-free and is grown without any pesticides. Soy is soft, durable and drapes like silk. It is wrinkle resistant and made in a ‘closed loop’ system in which chemicals are reused. Together they create a dream fabric. Fiber content- 47.5%Soy, 47.5% Organic Cotton, 5% Spandex

BAMBOO VISCOSE JERSEY (seen in the Anna Mock-Neck Tee): We chose to use Bamboo in the Anna Mock-Neck because we wanted a fabric that would feel great against the body. Bamboo is super soft and highly absorbent (which means that it doesn’t stick to your body, making it perfect for leisure-wear). We love that Bamboo does not need any pesticides or fertilizer to grow and doesn’t need to be replanted every year. Fiber content-95% Bamboo Viscose, 5 % Spandex

 We know that the fit of a garment is a huge part of making it be functional and comfortable. We also know that no two women's bodies are the same. That's why we decided on silhouettes that flatter a variety of body types. Although our garments have a simple aesthetic they also include details for better fit, like bust darts, waist seams and interlining,

Our team (pictured below) has worked these garments over and over again, adjusting them just slightly until they are perfect and fit your body just as you would expect them to, so you can roll up your sleeves and go about your work with ease.

Hi, I'm Meg and I'm the founder of Nine56 Studio.  My dad’s cancer diagnosis two years ago inspired me to start living my life more simply. He always valued the simple life but society had convinced me to measure my worth on my busy-ness, my stuff, and my achievements so I never felt like I had enough.

When I started to first simplify my food choices and then my wardrobe, everything changed for me. I realized how big of an impact changing my mindset about my clothing had on the rest of my life. I started this project to make clothing that could be a starting point for wellness. I wanted to create simple pieces that would serve the women wearing them and facilitate their work. 

  My dad won’t be able to see the completion of this project, we lost him in July. But I know that he is proud of me and believes in our mission. I don’t want illness in the family to be what wakes up other women to start living more simply. We can all change our mindsets and habits, away from more and towards less. We can do it through our food, through our routines, and through our clothing. 

  When we focus on only having things and people in our lives that serve us, we realize that we ARE enough. Our bodies, our dreams, our hard work is enough. And that personal growth, strength, and peace that starts inside of us permeates to create a better world. I believe it really can start with what we wear. If you agree, please help me share this campaign!

Risks and challenges

Our founding team has decades of experience in the fashion industry, so we’re familiar with the challenges involved in completing this project. With all of the details that have to seamlessly happen to get you the garments you deserve, it is possible to run into some obstacles or delays.

We are very transparent with our production and sourcing because we want to do things the right way! We hope you understand the cost that goes into creating these garments for you and feel confident and proud to back this campaign.

The truth is, we need people like you who believe in our mission and who are willing to support us. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! If you have any questions or concerns please email us at
info@nine56studio.com.

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    CANVAS TOTE

    The Canvas Tote features our Wild Woman print. This tote is perfect for a trip to the famers market or a lazy day at the beach. It features our original print designed by Kristina Walsh.

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    ANNA MOCK-NECK TEE

    The Anna is the perfect layering tee. It is fitted to the body without being clingy or too long. Made from oh-so-soft Bamboo Viscose Jersey, the Anna is a dream to snuggle in a sweater with, rock underneath a blazer, or simply wear on its own.

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    ANNA MOCK-NECK TEE

    The Anna is the perfect layering tee. It is fitted to the body without being clingy or too long. Made from oh-so-soft Bamboo Viscose Jersey, the Anna is a dream to snuggle in a sweater with, rock underneath a blazer, or simply wear on its own.

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    JOSEPH V-NECK TOP

    Joseph V-Neck Top is simple luxury that will take you anywhere. Our Linen V-neck top features a wide sleeve and high-low hem. It can be tucked, tied, or draped. This will be a top you reach for over and over again for how perfectly suited it is for any occasion.

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    DEANN TUNIC

    I melt for the details of this tunic. The split v-neck, center bust darts, and high-low hem pair perfectly together bringing a uniqueness to this understated silhouette. The effortless drape of the Deann will have you breezing around your kitchen (or your office) all day long.

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    DAVID WIDE-LEG PANT

    The lightweight David pant has nothing but the essentials of a perfect everyday pant: inset pockets, comfortable elastic waistband, easy drape. These pants feel like pajamas and look like a power suit.

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    DARSI MIDI DRESS

    This fitted knit is stunning on its own and is also so fun to layer with. It features a back opening with a hook and eye closure and a back vent. With bust darts and a waist seam, this dress will fit you like a glove (without clinging to your body) and be something you never want to take off.

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    THOMAS JACKET

    This lightweight jacket feels like your favorite old flannel disguised as a polished blazer. It features a wide collar and inside binding detail. The relaxed silhouette in a drapey twill will have you ready to curl up with a good book or pour yourself some coffee and tackle that to-do list (whichever the day requires).

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    THOMAS JACKET

    This lightweight jacket feels like your favorite old flannel disguised as a polished blazer. It features a wide collar and inside binding detail. The relaxed silhouette in a drapey twill will have you ready to curl up with a good book or pour yourself some coffee and tackle that to-do list (whichever the day requires).

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    FULL 6-PIECE CAPSULE

    Get all 6 lounge-worthy pieces that can be mixed and matched to present you like the girl-boss you are! These are the perfect pieces to help you build a simpler wardrobe and a simpler life. They create a fresh slate from which to put your best foot forward to first serve yourself so you can better serve those around you.

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    MEGA 10-PIECE CAPSULE

    Get each style in both colors (except for the Darsi which is only available in black). If you are ready for a closet overhaul and are serious about saving money from always buying new clothing and wasted time in the morning from deciding what to wear, it’s time to invest in yourself! Get each style in both colors and be well on your way to creating a wardrobe that actually serves you.

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