Argaman & Defiance (A&D) creates 100% silk scarves naturally dyed by hand in our studio located in Chicago, Illinois. We only use natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. The hand dyed process is an artfully crafted skill, making each piece uniquely beautiful.I get asked a lot where I came up with such an interesting name for my little business. So here it is... the surprisingly simple story of Argaman & Defiance. My first name, Lydia means 'the maker of purple dye'. That purple dye was described as Argaman, which translates from Hebrew as crimson. Growing up, my grandparent’s home was in Defiance, Missouri located near a popular Missouri nature preserve, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. This is the place where I spent a good portion of my childhood learning, discovering, nature, which had a great impact on my artwork and designs. Although we are a young company, our presence in Chicago has been greatly received since our establishment in 2009. Most recently, A&D was highlighted in Chicago Magazines's "Holiday Gift Guide"! Our efforts are not just limited to Chicago. A donated gift basket of A&D merchandise (valued at $100) will be auctioned this spring with all proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) during their Kansas City Gala. We have also participated in Dose Market, Gold Coast Art Fair, Pilson Art Walk. Thank you for taking the time to look at the A&D collection.Keep In TouchWebsite - "http://www.argamandefiance.com" Facebook - "https://www.facebook.com/argamandefiance"Instagram - "http://instagram.com/lydia_argamandefiance"Pinterest - "http://www.pinterest.com/argamandefiance/"