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Rachel Adams, Tachee

Herself on Rachel

Inspired greatly by her beloved state of Maine and the beautiful chaos her two daughters bring - Rachel Gloria Adams is a textile designer and painter living in Portland, Maine. Her most recent project and business venture TACHEE utilizes imagery she developed through painting as textile print.
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Herself Clothing – Makers of Maine

Herself Clothing – Makers of Maine

    I had the pleasure of talking with Kristan Vermeulen @makersofmaine to share a little background about the story of Herself and myself.⁠⁠We talked about my lifelong love of fashion and the craft of clothing making, the circuitous path that it took to launch the business and all the help that I received along the way. ⁠⁠⁠⁠Starting a solo business can be lonely and without the support of friends, family, co-collaborators and supportive customers it would be downright impossible!⁠⁠  A blurb from the feature:  “My mother was a sewer and she used to always bring me to fabric stores. I can still...

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Made to Order

Made to Order

With my first official season under my belt, I've decided to make some changes.  I'll be offering all Fall styles made to order.   Calculating the magic number, how many to make of each garment, is difficult as a small business.  With made to order I'll only make what people want! In this business there are a lot of inputs before the consumer sees a wearable garment  ~ growing the fibers, milling them into fabric, sometimes dyeing, shipping between vendors, and finally cutting and sewing.  All those steps involve not only natural resources, but human resources.   I'm not willing to waste these things.  The...

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Spring is Finally Here

Spring is Finally Here

  It's time.  A dream long deferred is about to be realized.  I have wanted to make my own clothing line for as long as I can remember.  What started as an idea 2 years ago is finally a reality.   I'm so excited to share with you what I've created.  Things I believe. These dresses were designed with intentions.  They are meant to be yours, for you to freely express who you are, blank slates.  They are well made and durable.  They are made with care right here in Maine. I hope that you to love them and wear them...

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An Introduction

An Introduction

      I’m new.  To this fashion thing anyway.  But it’s been in me since my earliest memories.  I have always loved clothes.  I don’t have a great memory for family history, but I can still remember favorite outifts and shoes from my childhood, things I wore on the first day of junior high, my favorite vintage dress from college.  For most of my life I’ve kept that part of myself locked up, thinking that there were other more important things I needed to do with my life.  As a woman in mid-life with children I realize that time’s...

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