Founded by Kelley Hall-Barr, along with her son, Ian VanDam, Civil Alchemy first emerged as a retail concept with the opening of its brick and mortar store in September 2017. Driven by high quality and utilitarian lifestyle goods, the brand are dedicated to slow fashion-curating timeless products that don’t go in and out of fashion with the trends. The intention has always been to offer functional and useful goods to the retail market.
Inspired by nature, Kelley is ready to share her concepts of simplicity and function (always over form.) When not running the store, Ian travels regionally and globally, seeking out like-minded artisans and makers, forging relationships with creatives all around the world, allowing the design house to collaborate on both a local an international level.