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New name, who dis?

Welcome to mave -  To be honest, when Tricia, Valerie and I started Ursa Major in 2016, we had our challenges in naming our business. It's our baby and we wanted to make sure it had the best name possible. As the products took shape and launch came closer and closer, we realized we had to pick from the shortlist pretty quick to establish what the world would call us: Ursa Major was born.  We loved that it was not only a nod to the big bear mascot of California, but also that is one of our favorite constellations in the big sky, up high. We felt belittled, but empowered, by the journey and challenge that our business is jumping...

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Let your conscious be your guide

As tempting as it is during this time of the year, we are resisting the urge to shop big sales. Why must we have 10 of a $5 item when we could have 1 of a beautiful $50 piece? The economics just don’t make sense to us…

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To you and yours...

2017 has been quite a year for us at Ursa Major. We are constantly learning and this past year had no shortage of lessons for us. Read on our our 2017 reflections & gratitudes. 

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What the heck is Oeko-Tex?

When we found our bamboo rayon cotton fabric for the first time, it was love at first touch. It is one of the softest bamboo cotton knits we have ever felt. You could barely tell there was any bamboo in it at all but it had all the best qualities of bamboo (see here for Why Bamboo?). As we learned more and more about the manufacturing process of the fabric itself, we became more in awe about it. The bamboo used is organically harvested. It is knit and dyed at Ms Chen’s facility located in the Hebei Province in China (fun fact, the Hebei Province in China is where the Great Wall of China is located too!). She has been...

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