Bring Some Mountain Style to Your Midwest Weekend With Lone Wolf Collective
Sometimes, you have to go to the mountains to seek your inspiration. But that doesn’t mean that home won’t be waiting for you when you need to come back down to earth.
At least that’s what native St. Louisan turned Colorado jewelry maker and designer Caitlin Ward thinks. After moving to Crested Butte—a thousand miles west and almost 9,000 feet up from her Missouri home—she founded Lone Wolf Collective, a minimalist slow-fashion brand devoted to sustainable materials, ethical business practices and classic metalwork with an edge. Think little glints of green tourmaline gems sourced from California’s Himalaya Mine, Wisconsin deerskin leather details making an American-made chain closure just a little more unique, and recycled silver in surprising geometric shapes.
And this week, she’s bringing what she made out on the range home to you. On Thursday, Oct. 11, she’ll be setting up shop at Urban Chestnut’s Craftoberfest, a modern maker’s night market that runs from 5-11 p.m. at their midtown beer garden. And on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 to 2, she’ll be hosting an intimate trunk show at Urban Matter, where you’ll have a chance to shop a larger range of her designs in one of the first St. Louis stores to feature Lone Wolf products.
“My creativity and inspiration were grown and groomed in the heartland, inspired by the winding overpasses leading me somewhere dreamy, and lush trees surrounding me,” Ward says. “But the love and support I felt from fellow artists in the Midwest was what really made it easy to believe I could make something worthwhile.” Ward carried that warmth with her on her journey to the mountains; give Lone Wolf Collective’s work a look this weekend if you’d like to show yourself some love, too.
All images courtesy of Caitlin Ward.