Unalome Designs was born of an intense desire to imagine the unimaginable.
A unique amalgamation of natural colors, textures and ideas; Unalome tells a story unlike any other.
It is a stream-of-consciousness rant that pours directly from our overflowing hearts. Like the chapters of a novel, each garment’s unique message intentionally connects it to the next.
Unalome Designs was born of an intense desire to imagine the unimaginable. Unalome wants to accompany the wandering on their wild journeys; we encourage them to burst forth into the world and write their own stories.
For this very reason, we selected the ancient symbol of the Unalome as our name, our logo, and as our foundation to stand upon. This emblem can be found in Buddhist and Brahmin ritual imagery and it is also commonly used as a ‘sak yant’ (sacred tattoo) across both Thailand and Cambodia. The Unalome is representative of the path to enlightenment: a person spirals for many lifetimes, contending with all of the earthy hardships that humanity throws our way. Eventually, one has refined their capacity to follow the straight path to enlightenment. This clothing line has certainly been following it’s own spiraling path – with many incarnations; we believe that Unalome is finally fulfilling its purpose.
All Unalome Design garments are proudly made in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island, by a team of creative and meticulous local artisans. We understand the dire need for community building, especially within the artistic community; Unalome proudly supports this sphere of individuals and is happy to help keep this fire burning.
We insist on using only the highest quality organic hemp, cotton, and bamboo fabrics, as well as all natural dyes. We want to present you with a garment that is both good for you and the environment. Please take a closer look at our Natural Dyes and Mission & Process pages to learn more.
The designer and proprietor behind Unalome Designs: Katie Egan.
Through her work, this wild one strives to satisfy her insatiable urge to create fanciful garments that are completely unique and filled with positive intention. Her drive is born from a desire to stand out from the crowd and celebrate creativity and humanity’s uncanny ability to differentiate. All the while maintaining the deep vein of connectivity between each and every one of us.
Katie has walked a long and winding road. From her experience as a pre-teen seamstress within the the family business, to her schooling at Fordham University, to her 2 year 30 festival tour, selling her unique designs under the brand—‘Gypsy Glad Rags.’ As a young girl, Katie watched her aunt and her mother create thousands of ties and aprons for local restaurants. Barely 10 years young, she would assist where she could; snipping loose ends, cutting patterns and eventually tackling production on the machines. It wasn’t until Katie’s preparation for her virgin trip to Burning Man that she fully realized the potential behind the various stitches that she had learned as a young girl. She reached into the confines of her mind and was able to apply this basic skill set to help her create her wildest dreams!
Katie adores fabric. She loves to smell it, touch it, drape it over things and turn it into wild pieces of clothing for her kindred spirits to frolic in. She trusts the process. Katie understands the need to go with the flow, to accept the ups—and downs—which often times accompany the creative process. She truly adores her craft and is over-the-moon excited to present Unalome Designs to the world.