Show your Mardi Gras pride with sustainable and festive pieces from Epiphany Throws! The brand has an array of ethically made accessories and products ready to be worn or thrown this season.
Epiphany Throws was founded by Allison Tiller, Melissa Montgomery, and Penn Iarocci after becoming frustrated by the lack of eco-friendly alternatives to traditional Mardi Gras plastic throws. They launched just before Mardi Gras 2020 and pivoted later in the year to create masks from costumes.
This year, the brand is ready for parades with two lines. The first is made from the seed of the acai berry and is handmade by women in South America by a company that is Fair-Trade Certified. The seeds are polished and dyed using an environmentally friendly process. The second line is handmade by women in rural India from upcycled t-shirt material. "Our partner organization’s mission is to create a safe employment environment and give women steady employment to support their families," Epiphany Throws told Adore.
They also debuted plush toys (now sold out) and the "Pride" Rainbow Persephone bracelets. Both were made by their partner in South America. Throws can be found online (several packages are available), in-person with Grounds Krewe, and at King Cake Hub, Sucre, and Judy at the Rink.
The brand also partners with local textile artists to design accessories made from upcycled Mardi Gras costumes. They have an exciting partnership with NOLA Couture and can be found at many stores including Judy at the Rink, The Shop at the Collection, Gracious Bakery, and the Ogden Museum Store.
Visit Epiphany Throws at their shared space with Grounds Krewe on Tuesdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays from 12 to 5:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. There will also be two pop-ups on the lawn on Saturday, January 22 and Saturday, February 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting).
Grounds Krewe is located at 3962 Magazine Street