Fiddlehead Creations is a team of two amazing women who believe nature is the greatest designer and source of limitless inspiration. Allison Morton, graphic designer, and biologist Carrie Altman are both passionate about the natural world and its beauty. Their passion shows through in the beautiful patterns they create directly from the photographs they take while exploring nature.
The nature-inspired patterns have cheerful colors and serve as a great reminder of the hike you took last weekend or the trip to the beach you had. Not only that, they are a reminder to take care of nature's treasures. It helps that Fiddlehead Creations bags are made using recycled plastic bottles!
Coral, Monarch butterfly, Sword Fern, Honey Bee - It's impossible to decide which pattern to go for! And the scarves go so well with the bags! You can read more about the inspirations for the patterns here:
Coral is suffering from bleaching, the white appearance that occurs when the tiny algae called zooxanthellae (necessary for the coral’s survival) is expelled from the coral. Stressful environmental conditions lead to bleaching including elevated water temperatures due to global warming. Millions of marine species depend on coral colonies therefore bleaching affects the entire ocean food chain. Mankind has an obligation to preserve marine life by reducing carbon dioxide emissions in order to save coral reefs.
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Native to western North America, the evergreen sword fern is one of the most abundant ferns along the Pacific coast. It provides ample cover for birds and ground-dwelling wildlife.
The sword fern is used as an important indicator of climate impacts because it responds quickly to increases or decreases in rainfall.
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Honey bees are the single most important agricultural pollinator globally. They pollinate 80% of our flowering crops, which constitutes 1/3 of everything we eat. Responsible for pollinating $14 billion worth of seeds and crops annually in the U.S., honey bees are currently threatened by humans’ agricultural practices and pesticide use. If honey bees disappear, they could take most of our insect pollinated plants with them, having a massive impact on our planet. Opt for organic farming practices and use of non-harmful pesticides.
The annual migration cycle of the monarch butterfly is one of the most remarkable natural phenomena in the world. Traveling 2,500 miles south each winter to the exact same trees, the Monarchs that arrive at the destination are four generations removed from the ones that left.
During the past 20 years, the monarch butterfly population has declined by over 80% throughout much of its range. This is primarily due to loss of critical habitat in North America.
Enjoy functional art by Fiddlehead Creations. BY NATURE. FOR NATURE.