never be mean is a small-scale independent clothing line from Sackville, New Brunswick. Amanda Fauteux is a self-taught designer who balances her passion for creating unique garments alongside a busy practice as a contemporary artist. A background in textiles informs her style.
never be mean selects super comfortable fabrics from supply chains that don’t cost the earth. Many textile processes are waste, chemical, and carbon emission intensive. In our studio, intensive methods make way for handmade garments that employ modern eco-friendly fabrics and natural dye techniques that are kinder to our environment and to us.
Due to the nature of how natural dyes work, each garment will be unique. While every variable is carefully controlled, there is always a small element of surprise. The same dye will have a slightly different effect depending on fabric choice. There can be small marks and inconsistencies within the garment's colouring, this is part of the beauty and charm of natural dyes.