Our key inspiration for this collection has been the discoveries we made while researching the forests impacted by fire and the species that have been endangered by them. We have also been inspired by artists and scientists like Joel Sartore, a National Geographic photographer, Francis Hallé, a French botanist and biologist, Sebastiao Salgado, the Brazilian photographer, a leading voice in the efforts in animal and habitat conservation.
Fires, like the pandemic, have had an immense impact and have brought a deeper sense of connectedness within the world community. Fires in one region affect the ecosystem of the entire planet; polluted waters in one region will merge into the global waterbody. During the pandemic we were taking care of people whom we otherwise wouldn’t. We were feeling more connected. It was larger than the individual event itself. It brought people together. This is what this collection reflects.