Shantell Harpster, set her first roots down in South Eastern Idaho. She spent much of her childhood around her grandfather, who was a well known and successful potter. Through his guidance and creative spark, he empowered her to believe that, she too, could move mountains with her art. Later in life, Shantell became close with her friend and mentor, Kelley Bennett, who inspired her to express herself through the medium of fiber arts. Starting with patchwork and moving towards more advanced sewing techniques, Shantell was able to hone in her refined style and skillset. She spent three years creating wearable art with the artist collective, Family of Light Designs. This enabled her to further tune her skills and participate in making the community at large a more brilliant and colorful place. With Kelley’s encouragement, Shantell found joy in creating unique hemp ware. Not only did this ignite a deep love of organic clothing, but inevitably lead her to create her own natural palette while learning to hand dye on her own. She now creates her wearable art in Denver, Colorado where she finds inspiration around every corner.
Her goal is to empower all body types, genders and styles to freely express themselves with confidence. Whether you are a curvy goddess, a street-style enthusiast, a professional gent, or a petite badass, you’ll feel better than ever in your Shanti Sutra apparel. She aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible while still producing a consistent and quality product. Shanti Sutra apparel is unique because it sets itself apart from the crowd. Rest assured that you’ll stand out in any of these well thought out and executed designs. You can trust that each piece is made with love and built to last. All pieces are created using Organic Cotton/Hemp textiles.
Shantell focuses on creating “slow fashion,” which emphasizes good quality and clean production that does not harm the environment as well as a focus on accessible prices for consumers. It also enables fair compensation and safe/adequate work environment for employees. Rigorous attention to detail and the quality of all products include finished and nicely hemmed seams. The natural dying process is a unique and fluctuating aesthetic application. The beauty of natural dyes are in the subtle differences of each garment. In a chemical filled world, it’s even more important than ever to cover your body with organic and natural goodness. Shantell has suffered from skin irritants and found that organic was the only way to ease her symptoms. She hopes that in creating these environmentally sound products, that she will be able to help others in their search for serenity. You can take pride in knowing that your purchased item is truly one of a kind and great for your body.
Thank you for supporting a small business and art entrepreneur. Through your support, we are able to continue to bring life, comfort and confidence to current and future customers. We humbly recognize that we are only able to bring our creative expressions to life because of each and everyone of you. Together, we can work towards a brighter and better future.