TRACE IS OUR NAME. HEALTH IS OUR GAME.
Based in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, TRACE is a nature-loving, purpose-driven enterprise on a healing mission to connect the larger ecosystem we collectively share with the smaller ecosystems that we individually embody. Circular healing by design.
And while we may be the world’s first fully traceable, Climate Beneficial™ cotton and regenerative hemp fiber period care brand, we don’t plan to be the only - or the last! Our hearts and minds are set on supporting the healthy thriving of current and future generations.
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Founder / CEO
As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, I advocate for autonomy in all health related decision making–inspiring radical transparency and traceability as the foundational principles for TRACE. If I am a pioneer in the US hemp fiber agricultural movement, it’s because I saw the direct connection between healing the earth through hemp and regenerative farming techniques with my experience of the multiple complexities that surround supporting menstrual healthcare. I want TRACE to address multiple needs in parallel: from restoring the earth’s soil, to creating genuinely personal and equitable supply chains, to innovating plastic alternatives in menstrual care.
“I love to work in the spaces where the impossible becomes possible.”
DR. MEG GALASKE
As a holistic Medical Doctor and an energy healer, I don’t see these two vital facets of my work as mutually exclusive. When we live in reciprocity with earth, we can find healing for ourselves, our kin, and all living things. I enjoy exploring and incorporating natural healing ingredients with practices and helping others find innovative healing methods. What TRACE allows me to blend is the synergy of my expertise with my outlook- because I am deeply passionate about exploring innovative paths for a better and more sustainable future for all.
“I seek deep restoration of wholeness and relief of suffering through the marriage of multiple modalities.”
Co-Founder / CSO
I’ve worked for decades as a specialized engineer for absorbent hygiene and co-authored many patents for innovative product designs, processes, and materials. I focused on natural fiber use because of my passion for the planet, better health, and sustainability. I enjoy bringing my scientific eye to TRACE, helping to lead period care into the next generation, and recognizing it is something we can all work on together.
“I’m always looking for system-wide solutions and designs to solve problems rather than just looking at one part. How do all the factors play together to solve a problem?”
MEET OUR FARMERS
President / CEO, Hempfinity & Brown Family Farms
Patrick is one of our outstanding hemp farmers, bringing the land his family has farmed for over 150 years into the next frontier of farming. He has converted Brown Family Farms’ tobacco fields in North Carolina to grow regenerative hemp crops as well as vegetables for the local CSA he founded to heal his county’s food desert crisis. The farm’s mission is to help provide a holistic solution to customers naturally through regenerative and organic agriculture. Both a community and national leader for minority farmers, Patrick is re-claiming the local land by expanding the farm and buying back acreage his ancestors were once enslaved on. Patrick’s love of earth and people shows in his beautiful words: “My ancestors gave me this opportunity. I can’t let them down by not utilizing this land for good. To use what we already have to expand and produce jobs. To bring economic development to this area, to heal, clothe and feed our community and give people a second chance at life.”
President / CEO, Bowles Farming Company
Cannon is one of our amazing, forward-thinking cotton farmers. He is proud to continue his family’s legacy as the 6th generation to care for the land at the Bowles Farming Company in the Central Valley of California. Environmental stewardship, ethical treatment of workers, and sustainable production are all of the utmost importance to Cannon and the Bowles Farming Company. The key to the success of the farm is the health of their employees and their families, the health of their soil, and their good stewardship of resources through pioneering practices that are regenerating the land for cotton in the Central Valley. TRACE™ is so honored to have Cannon and the Bowles Farming Company as one of our cotton farmers through our alliance with the California Cotton and Climate Coalition (C4).
President / CEO, Stone Land Farm
With an ardent dedication to improving soil health for future generations, Tony and his team steward Stone Land with pride and deep care for the earth. They have a “can-do” attitude - where other farmers might see roadblocks, they see opportunities. Through water conservation, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, cover crops, and maintenance of the natural habitat, Stone Land employs various practices that better the local environment. The regenerative practices they have adopted for our partnership through C4 include a reduction in nitrogen inputs, ceasing glyphosate use, incorporation of livestock, and no-till/low-till farming. “Sustainable farming is our passion—We only have one earth.”
Become a healer of self and earth with your first purchase.
Heal SelfLearn More.
Aligning ourselves with healing choices, we create a culture of authentic care that positively impacts our own lives, our families, and communities.
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Supporting the needs of others
(as much as our own) forges bonds of trust and strength that build over time: a true, abundant, and lasting resource.
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Our planet is our sacred home. When we honor the earth’s needs as much as our own, we support the foundation of life and the generations to come.