FIREWEED is a celebration of the botanical matrix. Flower and plant specimens have been lovingly suspended in time through the art of pressing and drying. Pulling inspiration from the arts n' crafts movement of the 70s, the Victorian Era archives, Floriography and fond personal memories. FIREWEED is a modern day, interpretative revival of a centuries old tradition based on raw and heartfelt illustrations by artist and co founder, Anahata Katkin.
Anahata’s earliest memories and inspirations are of sun-lit flowers and stain glass reflections in her family’s Alaskan cabin windows, where her mother and FIREWEED co founder Gina created handmade pressed flowers and stained glass pieces. Growing up in the Boreal forests, these memories of creative family life and early interactions with nature are our foundation. FIREWEED is a nod to simpler times and true botanical nostalgia.
FIREWEED was established in 2019, but mother and daughter duo Gina & Anahata Katkin have been working side by side since 2003 when they founded their first stationery brand PAPAYA. The sister company is celebrated today in over 12 countries. Gina & Anahata celebrated their 15 year anniversary by launching the FIREWEED story and collections.