Hand-dyed silk, wet-felted wool.
Our beautiful monarch population has declined by 72% in the past 10 years and is at risk for extinction. Habitat destruction over decades in migratory monarchs’ wintering grounds has taken a massive toll. The impact is felt by both the western population and the eastern population. In summer habitats, pesticides used in agriculture have killed monarchs and also milkweed, the plant in which the lay larvae. Climate change, too, is an increasing threat as dramatic weather events such as hurricanes and drought threaten their survival. We have the power to save these iconic beauties by planting milkweed, stopping the use of pesticides, and fighting climate change.