Clean. Calm. Cool. Collected.

by KB Farrell

“Know Thyself” is a classic dictum. A moral guidepost of sorts. Inscribed at the entrance of the temple of Apollo at Delphi, it has challenged seekers throughout the ages to posit it’s true meaning and value.

 

Apollo was a mythical god known for making men aware of their own guilt and purifying them of it… of guiding them to know themselves. He presided over the passage of children into adulthood. Knowing oneself is a foundation of growth and allows you to bring the best of yourself to those around you. We think Apollo was on to something.

 

We’re not the only ones. Self-knowledge is a central tenet to many spiritual and religious beliefs. The concept has been explored by philosophers and theologians throughout the ages:

  • Socrates saw self-knowledge as eminently relevant and famously proclaimed, “the life which is unexamined is not worth living.”
  • Aristotle said, “knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” “
  • Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.”  Lao-Tzu
  • “This is true knowledge, to seek the Self…To seek anything else is ignorance.” Bhagavad-Gita
  • “He who knows himself knows God.” The prophet Muhammad
  • “Examine yourself & understand who you are… Whoever does not know self, does not know anything. But whoever knows self, has acquired the knowledge of the universe.” Jesus, Book of Thomas (Gnostic Gospels) 

 

In respect for the sages of the ages, we decided to get to know ourselves a little better at Faceplant Dreams. We want to know who we are so we can share the best of ourselves with our customers every day.

 

We gathered our Faceplant team and began our self-exploration. What is our passion? What makes Faceplant distinctive? What are our strengths? Weaknesses? We talked, brainstormed, debated, and made lists. Then we stepped away. We were still.

 

Answers became clear. Although we can’t confirm that they came from the oracles of Delphi, we found that beneath our signature fabrics and sustainable blends, were 4 foundational pillars that define our true nature.

 
CLEAN
Pesticides, herbicides and water waste, are hurtful to our one and only mother earth. We decided long ago that we would avoid their use by blending fabrics from sustainably grown bamboo and organic cottons. Harmful chemicals in clothing are hurtful to our bodies, so we commit to Oeko-Tex® 100 standards in every production. Faceplant Bamboo® resists odor causing bacteria, which means you’ll launder less. This helps you keep it clean and eco-friendly.
 
CALM
Your days are demanding and hectic. You embrace responsibility and care for so many others. Can you imagine caring for yourself? Can you imagine deep, tranquil sleep? Our relaxed styles and fit are consciously designed for your peace of mind. Nothing binding. Nothing tight. The comfort of Faceplant Bamboo® caresses the senses and eases you into the best sleep of your life. We choose calming colors in soft, smooth-as-silk blends to give you the feeling of “Ahhh…”  
 
COOL
Our body chemistry shifts throughout life and it’s important to know yourself and your needs at every crossroad. Do you run hot or cold? Maybe it changes depending on the time of month. Our signature fabric is naturally breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin when your body runs hot. Goodbye night sweats!
 
COLLECTED
Indulgence begins with “I” and we support your right to say “I want. I deserve.”  With signature fabrics that feel like nothing you’ve ever felt before, we encourage you to slip into something more elegant. Karl Lagerfeld described luxury as “the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.” With a wink of sophistication, Faceplant Dreams classic collection of pajamas and loungewear offers a whole new level of indulgent luxury.
 
Don’t know yourself well enough to define your style? We offer free returns and exchanges to help you find your own clean, calm, cool and collected self.
Love,

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