Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Ambient Inks + Bon Iver + Sustainable Merch

Eric Christenson

A cool new mini-documentary hit the inter-webs this week from Bon Iver and their Eau Claire-based merch partner Ambient Inks. The video details some of the ways Ambient is making a dedicated push to create merch ethically and sustainably, starting with their line for Bon Iver’s latest record i,i. 

The documentary was directed by Kyle Lehman and shot and produced by Ivy Media, another local company, with help from a lot of other creative locals. We see the inner workings at the print shop, some recent tour footage, a few unique pieces of the merch line, and hear about the wide impact a few small adjustments toward sustainability can make.

And read our recent profile of Ambient Inks on their 10th anniversary of slingin’ merch.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.