Nia Thomas is an ethically made, independent fashion brand founded in 2018. What she describes as a "autobiographical brand" was created for all beings who respect Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants. Collection after collection the goal remains the same: We stand for love in its highest form. More connection, affection, and vulnerability in this lifetime. Going back to our roots and primal ways of being through how we get dressed.
A born and bred New Yorker, Nia Thomas graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2017 with a Fashion Design bachelors degree. A year after graduation, she started a clothing line producing one-of-a-kind garments and eccentric jewelry inspired by her nomadic lifestyle.
“I take pride in being a part of a new generation of designers that believe in making work that is revolutionary in sustainable ethics and social commentary about the times we live in.”
Through her travels, Nia collects fabrics, trims, beads, pearls, and anything else she finds exquisitely interesting straight from artisans ateliers all over the world. In locations such as Morocco, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Portugal and of course New York City. She looks first and foremost for quality. As well as time honored details that our customers come to love from us i.e. embroidery, hand weaved textiles, fibers hand dyed naturally with plants and luxurious yarn.
Socially Responsible Production
NIA THOMAS is locally made in NYC’s garment district by a small female led garment factory. We regularly conduct in person factory visits to ensure that the people producing our clothes are paid fairly, treated respectfully and working in safe conditions. We aim to minimize waste and energy usage wherever possible throughout the production of each garment.
Plant Based Dyes
Recycled or deadstock fabric we encounter can often have a bland color, discolorations or stains. Instead of irresponsibly discarding of it we use organic compostable plant-based dyes made of our food scraps. These ingredients have been used for centuries and are much better for the skin. As well as better for the planet as synthetic dyes are laced with harmful chemicals that get poured back into our fragile ecosystems.
The plants we currently use are:
Since natural dyes are an integral factor of our brands pieces, please be aware of how you care for our pieces. Colors gradually change overtime and partial discoloration may occur. Colors may bleed and stain other clothing if the product is washed with other items or becomes damp from perspiration, rain, etc.
Our Agate Rings are crafted in Marrakech, Morocco by artisans that carve and smooth the semi-precious stones to perfection. The fertile land of Morocco is abundant with the geodes and stones needed to produce our rings from the mountains.