Argaman&Defiance (A&D) creates 100% silk scarves naturally dyed by hand in their Chicago, IL studio. A&D uses natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves and hand paints or prints a unique design on each piece. Lydia Crespo attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) graduating in 2010. She received the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from SAIC upon graduation. Crespo used the funds from the fellowship to start her business, Argaman&Defiance. Argaman&Defiance collection is available in over 30 boutiques throughout the US and has designed for Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Target, and Huckberry.