Jeff Garner is the designer and visionary behind Prophetik Intimates as well as the Prophetik Couture Collection. Born in the Civil War town of Franklin, Tennessee and raised on a horse farm, Jeff has always possessed a connectedness to nature and a peaceful understanding of the world. Over the past 15 years, he has utilized this unique sensibility to craft a globally recognized eco-friendly fashion brand that is as sustainable as it is distinctive.
Jeff’s many accolades include being named as one of the top 40 under 40 artists in the US in conjunction with an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, producing a tribute collection for Her Highness Princess Grace of Monaco shown September 14th, 2012 for the Royal family of Monaco, and designing a reclaimed leather iPhone case in collaboration with Apple and Griffin. Jeff has dressed numerous celebrities including Giselle Bundchen, Livia Firth, and Kings of Leon. He has been a featured speaker at Green Festivals and universities around the world as an expert in eco-fashion. Prophetik designs have been showcased on catwalks globally including London, Paris, Shanghai, Milan, LA and New York.
Read on to learn more about Jeff's motivations and inspirations for creating the Prophetik Intimates Collection.
The excess of cheap apparel and the superfluity of unnecessary foreign manufacturing has grown by sufferance to such an extremity that the manifest decay of the whole realm of the U.S. is likely to follow by bringing into the realm such toxic clothing and man made fibers of polyester, acetate, rayon, and nylon will not only poison our streams but hurt our bodies. The wasting and undoing of a great number of noble gentleman and ladies seeking by show of mainstream apparel to be esteemed as trendy allured by the vain show of those things and more do not only consume themselves, their goods, their health, and destroy their lands their parents have left unto them but also run into such debts wherely they are not any way serviceable to their country as otherwise might be.
“One should either be a work of Art, or wear a work of Art.” Oscar Wilde
Within the clothing industry, synthetic dyes made of coal and harmful chemicals emit gases like formaldehyde. Yet, consumers are unaware of the harmful effects of synthetic dyes despite the skin's being the most absorbent organism. Prophetik provides an intimates solution designed and tested to be a healthy, sustainable alternative for eco-concious consumers.
Fashion is sold on beauty, the fabric, the color, the touch, the model.. the sex appeal. Whereas, little emphasis is placed on how and from what the fashion is made. The pretty damsel enters a room and eyes focus. There is no voice to whit to take on the blindness of beauty. It is both a blessing and a curse. So how can beauty of this magical enticement lend a hand to decimating our lands and our bodies? The wool must be lifted from these eyes of adornment so wisdom can once more guide our ways to protect the very heart of our being both in nature and physical. There is no mistake in our universal truisms that something so beautiful can also be so deadly in it’s dazzling glory. Join me on a quest honoring this beautiful art form and creating a new way to sustain our dreams of tomorrow.