Argaman&Defiance creates 100% silk scarves naturally dyed by hand in our studio located in St. Charles, Mo. We use natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. We then hand paint or print a unique design on each piece.
From stitch to surface design, Argaman&Defiance is creating every piece by hand.
Lydia Crespo attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) graduating in 2010. She received the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from SAIC upon graduation. Crespo used the funds from the fellowship to start her business, Argaman&Defiance.
In 2018, Argaman&Defiance studio moved to the Foundry Art Centre located in St. Charles, MO.
Argaman&Defiance collection is available in over 50 boutiques throughout the US. A&D has designed for Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Target, and Huckberry.
Crespo has featured on NBC Morning Chicago, WGN's Around Town Chicago, and Craft Room Crash speaking about her collection. Most recently Argaman&Defiance was highlighted in Chicago Magazine “Best of Chicago”, Chicago Tribune “16 Things We Love”, and marthastewart.com. Listen to Crespo on S2 Episode 11 and S3 Episode 1 of the Go Forth Podcast, and Episode 3 of the Creative Living Podcast.
In her spare time, Crespo created and leads workshops on craft, process, and composition. Stay curious and check out a workshop!
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