ALTAR NEW ORLEANS
Designed with the intent to transport you into a world where creativity thrives, ALTAR allows you to celebrate and support local artistry through the simple act of getting dressed.
Know that every stitch is imbued with a unique feminist alchemy, sewn by loving hands right here in the heart of New Orleans.
ALTAR is your new favorite ritual. ALTAR uses the most luxurious feeling fabrics so you can look divine while being cloaked in pure comfort.
ALTAR also takes tremendous pride in our mission to champion artists. Through close collaboration with a variety of artists based right here in New Orleans, we create one-of-a-kind fabric prints that are elegantly incorporated into many of our alluring designs. We believe that sustainability starts with paying our artists fairly – a percentage of profits from each sale goes directly to the featured artist. Be sure to visit our Featured Artist Page to learn more about the artists we work with.
Altar believes in incorporating feminist alchemy into all of our practices. That means tapping into our personal powers to create a more enchanting world for everyone. It is essential that this includes practices that support racial and social justice. We encourage you to support some of the amazing organizations that ALTAR has donated to who are fighting for a more equitable society... The Southern Poverty Law Center, BreakOUT!, Women with a Vision, Black Lives Matter, Operation Restoration, Birthmark Doulas, and Sister Hearts Thrift Store.
ALTAR is a woman-run slow fashion brand made by hand in New Orleans. We approach every aspect of the business with the goal of minimizing waste. All of our clothing is made locally, at a fair wage. Packaging is minimal, and all shipping materials are recycled, recyclable, or repurposed. We utilize digital printing technologies which create less water waste than traditional methods. We are shifting towards exclusive use of natural or recycled materials including, linen, silk, cotton, and recycled polyester. Our aim is to be continuously aiming for more environmentally responsible production methods and socially minded business practices. Choosing ALTAR means you can feel good about what you’re wearing, while still owning pieces that are vibrant, hand washable, and long lasting.
Ryn is the owner, designer, and seamstress, behind ALTAR. She has been creating under the label ALTAR since 2010, when she moved to the magnificent city of New Orleans. The name was inspired by the mysticism and originality that seep from every corner of this great city. In 2019, ALTAR was reimagined into a brand of alchemical garments that promote feminism while featuring and supporting local artists. She has a strong connection to the New Orleans arts scene and collaborates with local artists to create the beautiful textile designs you see in the line. Her background in visual arts brings this passion into all aspects of the Altar brand. See her visual art at www.RynWilson.com and her collaborative performance group at www.CrystalEfemmes.com.