Ash & Anchor is the creative studio of painter and surface designer Nina (Glaser) Pace.
By channelling the beauty found in nature (those shapes--patterns--colors), we make scarves from earth-friendly materials
such as water-based pigment inks and organic cotton fabric.
Ash & Anchor scarves and accessories are designed and handcrafted in our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania studio.
Each style offers an effortless way to add a unique piece of wearable art to your wardrobe.
The glimmering idea of Ash & Anchor began when designer Nina (Glaser) Pace was in grad school, creating portrait and still life paintings with highly detailed patterned backgrounds. When a visiting artist noted that Nina was clearly most interested in the backgrounds-- the proverbial light bulb moment occurred. Shortly after graduating, Nina formed Ash & Anchor-- originally as an all encompassing creative studio. She began freelancing under the moniker, and selling cards and prints adorned with her patterns. It wasn't until the end of 2011 though, almost 2 years later, that the second "aha" moment arrived. So much of her freelance work involved textile design for other companies-- and she was falling in love with it. Nina wanted a way to keep focussing on her nature-rich patterns, but turn them into accessible, wearable art. In 2012, Ash & Anchor found it's true calling-- home to bold patterned textiles and accessories that celebrate the bohemian spirit.