We are Adrian & Natasha, the duo behind Nature Exposed,
located in the beautiful Comox Valley, Canada.
About Us, the Makers of Nature Exposed
My name is Adrian and I have forever been fascinated by both science and art.
I am a mechanical engineer and an educator. I studied at the University of British Columbia receiving an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and am currently completing a Master’s degree in Educational Technology. I have experience in both formal and informal education settings, and ultimately want to inspire others to be more curious about the world around them.
I’ve always been experimenting with visual arts and the more I learned about science, math, and everything, the more I incorporated it into my art. I began working at Wachiay Studio, a screenprinting shop, where both Natasha and I got to try out screenprinting – and we loved it! Screenprinting opened up a new avenue for creativity and a streamlined do-it-yourself manufacturing process. This inspired us to formalize our passion for science and art into a brand and so began Nature Exposed.
My name is Natasha and I became involved with this project to connect differently with my environment, to deepen my understanding of the complexities of patterns observed in nature, and of course to support my partner, Adrian.
Growing up in British Columbia, I was lucky to always feel connected to the land and the rhythms of nature. My appreciation for this piece of the world continues to grow, and with that comes a sense of duty to protect, preserve, and educate. Nature Exposed offers a platform to do just that, while also allowing for creativity to flow. The designs we produce are inspired and influenced by our local surroundings here in the Comox Valley, environmental issues affecting the planet, and also by natural phenomena occurring around us each day, but that often go undetected by the naked eye.
Art is powerful.
About Wachiay Studio
Wachiay Studio is where all of the printing happens.
Wachiay Studio is a social enterprise operated by the Wachiay Friendship Centre in the traditional lands of the K’òmoks First Nation, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada. The studio focuses on urban and rural Aboriginal youth by offering services for artists, schools, community groups, and individuals to learn screen printing while working alongside industry professionals. In addition to its training programs, the studio provides commercial print services that include textiles, posters, and fine art screen printing.
Water based inks are the go to for Wachiay Studio. They are non-toxic and environmentally friendly without comprising quality.
About Our Materials
SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY HAVE NEVER BEEN UP FOR DEBATE
Bella + Canvas are a green company through and through — taking every opportunity they can to reduce co2 emissions. They use 7x less water than average clothing manufacturers, and their manufacturing facilities produce almost no landfill because they recycle pretty much everything that can’t be turned into a tee. Learn more here.
100% SWEATSHOP FREE and Platinum WRAP Certified. Doing things the right way has never been up for debate. American made is something we believe in deeply and have been manufacturing in the U.S. and internationally in a no-sweat-shop, humane, sustainable way since day one. Learn more here.