On June 26th, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that states could not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples—a landmark decision in our nation’s steady, but uphill march toward a culture of inclusion.
I learned of this news moments after giving birth to Vita—the boundaries of our bodies still indecipherable. In that moment a blurry vision of a more loving world came into focus and everything felt possible.
But we have so very far to go. And on the heels of the North Carolina General Assembly's passage of House Bill 2 and the mass-shooting in Orlando, doing business in the American South has felt like a heavy endeavor.
So we're just here to say that East Fork loudly and proudly supports members of the LGBTQ community near and far. To do our small part, we present the Equality Mug with 50% of proceeds from each sale benefiting Equality NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer North Carolinians.
With all-inclusive love,
Connie & the East Fork Crew
East Fork, founded in 2010 by Alexander Matisse, sits at the end of a valley, between steep green mountains, near Asheville, North Carolina.
Our objects are made entirely by hand, from North Carolina clay, in a dirt-floored workshop that smells of wood-smoke and pine. We value old-world craftsmanship and an aesthetic quality unconstrained by time and place.