Since our inception, Captain Blankenship has been on a mission to create more beauty while leaving less waste behind. That means fewer ingredients, fewer products, conscious packaging and mutually beneficial partnerships that help restore natural resources that are lost along the way.
Throughout my childhood, I was surrounded by aesthetes and nature lovers, beginning with my mother. As a fashion designer, she lived a vibrant life creating beautiful garments made with stunning artisan fabrics she gathered from her travels around the world. My father influenced an appreciation for a more wild kind of beauty, encouraging me to spend time in the natural world running barefoot through the forests to feel the contours of the rocks and roots beneath my feet.
My grandmothers both influenced my love of plants in their own ways. My paternal grandmother’s reverence for her garden and the fearlessness of the tides shaped my impressionable young mind. My maternal grandmother had a background in folk herbalism and cosmetology that she graciously shared, teaching me how to use plant-based oils on my skin and hair.