about phosphene

Phosphene offers a curated edit of slow fashion clothing, accessories, and home goods.

Our purpose is to encourage thoughtful, intentional buying practices (also known as conscious consumerism) and to be a resource for our community to connect with responsibly made goods from independent designers around the world.

Phosphene operates a brick and mortar shop located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia (one hour south of DC, one hour north of Richmond) alongside its e-commerce business. The brick and mortar space is also used for workshops, events and as a creative studio for content creation. The business was founded in 2019.

Encourage Mindful Consumerism

Thoughtful purchasing from designers and brands focused on
sustainability and ethical production practices allows our customers to
shop with confidence, knowing their dollar has the power to make a
positive impact

Create Community, Foster Inclusivity

In addition to operating as a retail business, Phosphene plans and executes workshops, collaborative pop ups, artist receptions and other on-brand events to build community.

Phosphene is a safe and welcoming space for all customers. We represent a diverse group of designers and offer inclusive sizing.

Support Independent Designers & Makers

When you purchase from Phosphene you are not only supporting us, you are supporting talented designers and creatives from around the world.


Brands are carefully vetted for transparency around their production practices and sustainability values to ensure their alignment with Phosphene.

We take pride in the friendships and relationships we’ve developed over the years and in telling their brand stories to our community.

Interested in joining our lineup? Email us @ hello@phosphenestudio.com.

A Bronze Age

A. Kjaerbade

Ali Golden


Atelier Delphine

ARE Studio

Bare Knitwear


Brooklyn Candle Studio

Common Muse




et Tigre

Everyday Oil

First Rite

F. Miller

Hannah Emilie

Huma Blanco

ITO Bindery

Jaymes Paper




Kye Intimates

Laude the Label

Lauren's All Purpose

La Lyra

Leaves & Flowers

Le Bon Shoppe



Maria Stanley

Mar Mar Los Angeles



Micaela Greg

Miranda Bennett

Modern Heirloom

Modern Weaving

Moneh Brisel

Na Nin Studio

Nat + Noor

Paper Label

Rita Row

Shaina Mote

Some Ceramics

Swim to the Moon

Summer Solace


Wax Atelier

Well Kept

Wild Lather

Wolf Circus

Wol Hide

Zii Ropa


Rachel Berenbaum channeled her passions for curation, mindful consumerism, brand storytelling, and community building into the launch of Phosphene in 2019.

The thoughtfulness and expertise Rachel brings to Phosphene has earned the trust of her customers and community. She is relied on for suggestions that are honest, accurate, and aligned with Phosphene’s values. She is at the heart of creating a space where customers feel as comfortable exploring new brands as they do debriefing their day over a cup of tea.

Rachel’s prior career experience in strategic planning, project management, and event planning has been key in Phosphene's development.

Save the date and join us for

Upcoming workshops and events

  • June 5 Friday: 2-6PM, Summer Sip & Shop Soiree @ Phosphene.
  • June 6 Saturday: Pop Up with Richmond based vintage home goods Lost & Found.
  • June 29 Saturday: Pop up with Lasso La Lune, a natural dye studio based in Richmond, Virginia.
  • June 30, Sunday: Tropical Floral Workshop with Hannah of Centerpiece Studio. Tickets required; on sale soon. Newsletter subscirbers get first dibs, be sure to sign up below.
  • August 2, Friday 5 - 8 PM: First Friday's with Caesura Ceramics. Join us for an artist reception and First Friday's celebrations with local ceramicist Abby Charney of Caesura Ceramics.
  • September 6, Friday 5-8 PM: First Friday's with Rose B Mystics Ceramics. Join us for an artist's reception and pop up sale celebrating the work of local ceramicist Anna Simoes of Rose B Mystics.