Jaclyn Hodes

Topanga USA

Photography by Claire Cottrell & Nitsa Citrine

Featuring Jaclyn Hodes

Describe what you do.
I am the creator of AWAVEAWAKE, a sustainable lifestyle line that is currently made up of naturally dyed slip dresses and over layers.

How does nature inform you / your work?
The natural plant dyes inspire me, the history of silk and hemp and the magic of exploring sustainable fabrics and naturally dyed woven textiles....and canyon bathing is my practice of lately.

What does spirituality mean to you?

Spirituality means being in alignment with my self and source, being in the deep ow, in tune with your own true frequency and how that aligns with our ability to perceive that of the Earth and Cosmos.
My practice was was kundalini yoga based but now it is direct communion with nature and the elements and connection through everyday actions dancing. drinking tea, connection with beings.

a book –
“Natural Color” by Sasha Duerr, “A Silk Worker’s Notebook” by Cheryl Kolandera and “Women Poets of China” edited by Kenneth Rexroth and Ling Chung are currently next to my bed

an artist –
Pina Bausch, been most inspired by dance as an art form for the past several years

a song –
Flo Morrissey and Matthew E White “Look at What the Light Did Now”

a place –
Hikes to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park and matcha dates at Topanga Living

a podcast –
For the wild


Jaclyn wears her custom Always Vest & her Yin Yang Crop Jacket.