Acanthus + Preservation SS17

There aren't words to describe how amazing our most recent photo shoot turned out with Studio Preservation. Here are a few of my favorite photos... It was so hard to pick.


All t-shirts, tanks, bodysuits and enamel pins are available online, All denim and accessories are available at Preservation, 


Credits:  Photography by Studio Preservation

Styling by Studio Preservation and Torri Myers

Models are Hannah Palmer and Joelle Blanchard.  


Since November we've been donating a percentage of our sales to different non-profits. November was the Iowa Farm Sanctuary, December was Furry Friends Refuge and in January/February we are donating to Planned Parenthood. 10% of January/February sales will go to Planned Parenthood along with 20% of the sales of our new Hope & Help t-shirts. 


The women's sleeveless t-shirt and the unisex t-shirt are both on pre-order right now. They should be fully stocked on the website by the end of March. 

In March sales of this particular shirt will still go to Planned Parenthood but we will be supporting a different nonprofit with the sales of our other apparel.  

In March sales of this particular shirt will still go to Planned Parenthood but we will be supporting a different nonprofit with the sales of our other apparel.  

Tea Party Photo Shoot

Part of running your own clothing company is doing photo shoots. I admit that they can be really stressful. Organizing so many moving parts; photographer, models, other designers, sometimes hair and makeup and the set design is a ton of work. Always completely worth it in the end. However, this photo shoot was just fun! It went together so smoothly and we had two perfect little models, Isla and Valentina. We put together the tea party that every little girl dreams of, or at least the tea party I dreamt of. 


Mae & Co. made these beautiful dresses to fit the occasion and they paired so perfectly with The Peach Polkadots flower crowns. 


I was finally had an excuse to use this china my great aunt gifted me as a child. 


Outfit change to a Pink Revolver dress and Acanthus Apparel bee leotard with a Pink Revolver skirt.  


I loved when the girls started to warm up to each other. This was Valentina's first time modeling and she did such a great job! And then there's Isla, she is becoming quite the professional model for a three year old. 


Third tea party outfit! These are our new Acanthus Apparel leotards! Isla wears them to dance but they can be worn everyday paired with a cute skirt. The skirts shown are from Old Navy. 


The rose petals were a hit! 


So were the cupcakes! 


Everything was darling! 


But I think the donuts stole the show. 

Photography by Raelyn Ramey. 

Iowa Farm Sanctuary

In the spirit of giving we decided to give 10% of all Acanthus sales to the Iowa Farm Sanctuary this month. Support us so we can support them. For details on this organization visit,

November Markets

November 12th // Happy Hollowdays at Reed's Hollow in Des Moines

November 18th-20th // St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo in St. Louis

November 25th // Market Day Black Friday Edition in Des Moines //

November 26th // Mini Joops Kids Trunk Show in the East Village, Des Moines // 10am-3pm

Market Day is May 21st!

We are taking all of our new spring/summer apparel to Capitol Square in Des Moines this Saturday for Market Day Iowa! Lots of stuff for men, women and children. Come visit us from 8am-3pm. There will be over 60 local vendors at this event and farmers market will be going on right outside. 

Check out for more information. 

Newsletter and Discount Code

We've started a Newsletter! You can sign up on the home page. Right now you'll get a discount code in return for signing up. We promise to only send 1-2 newsletters per month. Each newsletter will have the first look of any new items and upcoming market and convention information. You won't miss out on anything Acanthus related! 

Market Day, Black Friday and More Sales!

We have a busy week coming up! First, this Friday is Market Day at Capitol Square in Des Moines. It goes from 9-5 and features over 70 vendors. We are bringing too many things to list so you should just come and check out our booth. Go to for more info.

Next, the sales! Visit our Etsy page this weekend and get some good discounts. On Black Friday use coupon code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping. On Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday use coupon code HOLIDAY20 to get 20% off al in stock items.

St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo

We are heading to one of our favorite tattoo conventions this weekend! We will be at the St. Louis Old School Tattoo Expo November 13th-15th. We will have Joshua's booth stocked with the coziest sweatshirts and hoodies, warm knit hats, and all of the newest t-shirts. Make sure you stop by and pick up something for yourself and do some early holiday shopping!

Mohair Pear

If you live in the Cedar Falls, IA area you can now get your favorite Acanthus pieces at Mohair Pear. They have stocked the bee burnout baseball tee, the 'no fox given' unisex baseball tee and the new short sleeved hand women's sweatshirt. If you stop into check out one you might just fall in love with all three of these styles.

CLEANUP for 30% off!

We are working on our fall/winter items but we need some help getting rid of our current inventory. My work space is a disaster! Through Thursday August 27th at midnight get 30% off your entire Etsy purchase with coupon code CLEANUP. Discount is good on everything, even the already deeply discounted sale items!


Free Shipping

Saturday August 22nd through Sunday August 23rd get free domestic shipping on Etsy with coupon code HAPPY at checkout. A $10 minimum purchase is required.

Don't forget to checkout all of the sale items while your there!

New Website

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