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Welcome to The Dead River Collective!

At The Dead River Collective, we are passionate about honoring our ancestors and preserving the values of community and respect for nature. Rooted in generations of our family’s history along the banks of the Dead River in West Forks, Maine, we have embarked on a mission to live authentically and cherish the legacy passed down to us.

Our core values revolve around fostering a strong sense of community, extending a helping hand to those in need, and inspiring a love for the beautiful surroundings of Maine. Through our collective efforts, we strive to make a positive impact on both people’s lives and the environment.

One of our primary endeavors is to create unique Maine-themed apparel and accessories. With each purchase, you not only acquire a piece of Maine’s rich heritage but also contribute to our collective cause. A significant portion of every sale goes towards funding contributions to local Maine communities.

In addition to our apparel line, we curate a collection of Maine-made products, as well as various outdoor and homestead-related items. By supporting local artisans and businesses, we aim to foster economic growth and promote the vibrant spirit of Maine’s creative community.

Looking to the future, our vision for The Dead River Collective is expansive. We aspire to establish a restaurant and community kitchen, where we can gather and share in the joy of delicious meals made from locally sourced ingredients. This endeavor will not only nurture our bodies but also nourish the sense of togetherness that community dining brings.

Another aspect of our future plans includes the creation of a seed bank. By preserving and sharing heirloom seeds, we hope to contribute to sustainable agriculture, food security, and the preservation of our agricultural heritage.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We believe in working closely with local businesses, organizations, and individuals who share our vision. By joining forces, we can make a more significant impact and strengthen the bonds that tie our community together.

We may be a young collective, but our dedication and passion are unwavering. As we take these small steps forward, we are committed to making a difference, one action at a time.

Join us on this journey of honoring our ancestors, embracing community, and preserving the beauty of Maine. Together, we can create a legacy that will be cherished for generations to come.

Thank you for being a part of The Dead River Collective.

Our Expert Guides

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