WHO WE ARE
The hand-crafted products of passion, earth-consciousness, faith, and the endless possibilities of art.
A one-woman brand, Lion's Den Creative is a fusion of passion for creative expression through art, environmental consciousness, and faith that the pieces and its creator would offer light and love to all who come across this space. We extend a warm invitation to be walking testaments of the very life and inspiration that art conveys, one hand-made piece at a time.
MESSAGE FROM THE ARTIST & OWNER, VANESSA VILLARREAL
Hello and thank you for being here!
My name is Vanessa Villarreal and I am a 24-year-old visual artist currently residing in Washington, D.C.
For as long as I can remember, I have been experimenting with different forms of visual art, tapping into and developing my personal realm of artistic ability. More recently, in 2018, I was inspired to finally test the waters and pick up a paint brush, paint, and a pair of thrifted jeans. Merging my love for sustainable fashion and visual arts, I carried myself away, discovering and refining a relatively new skill, escape, and form of expression.
What was a simple experiment grew into a passion to encourage and awaken the artistic spirit that lies within all of us, myself included. With nothing but my faith, paint, and a growing collection of denim, I started Lion’s Den Creative in hopes of contributing to the expression of God's creation through the visual arts while promoting Earth conscious shopping. More recently, I've committed to LDC full-time and am excited for the journey ahead, personally, artistically, and as a business.
By making my art available to all, I invite you all to showcase and be testaments of the life that art brings, one hand-crafted piece at a time.
Thank you all so much for being in this space. Your support in every way is always appreciated and is what has been and will continue to help propel this creative/business endeavor forward.
WE EMBRACE THE VISION OF A GREENER, SAFER PLANET.
With every purchase of a hand-made and/or curated piece, your support goes beyond that of a small business, contributing greatly to the positive implications of sustainable shopping. If you’re wondering how, here’s a breakdown:
TAKING IT SLOW
Every piece of clothing (jeans, tops, and jewelry) is pre-loved/vintage, sourced from different second hand and consignment stores. Through this process, we not only renounce the detrimental effects of fast fashion, but also the use of sweatshops that have resulted in a global humanitarian crisis.
All shipping mailers/packaging are 100% compostable and/or made of recycled material. We keep packaging minimal to reduce waste.
NO TO PLASTIC
Our tote bags are created with the Earth in mind as a means to replace single-use plastic bags. Sustainability- but make it fashion!