I am Amy Healy
I love to create. I enjoy the exploration and evolution of a new creative process. The tweaking and troubleshooting and the joy that comes from witnessing the expected and unexpected results.
After many years of owning and running Tender Roni Accessories, a small business that made vegan, cruelty-free accessories from vinyl (a not so great petroleum product), I began a quest to find something that I could create that would better fit me and my values and provide my customers with something unique. I knew only that I wanted to use plants to create print or dyes on organic cotton fabric.
Through the journey, I found light-activated dyes and knew I was on to something! I began by using plants from my yard and experimenting with the kinds of patterns and colors that could be made while chasing the sun through my yard to activate the dye. I also found the process of using metal to create unique patterns with rust. I was mesmerized by the endless possibilities of both!
Beautiful and functional, my line of totes, pouches and other small accessories features bright, vibrant colors with fern and leaf prints that celebrate the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and industrial (yet often natural looking) rust prints.
Everything I make at Healy Originals is one of a kind, just like you.
Owner and maker, Amy Healy