Burning Torch is an expression of designer Karyn Craven’s ideas about art, nature, and innate human creativity. From its beginning, Burning Torch has been dedicated to the elevation of what might otherwise be discarded or overlooked to a new kind of beauty. The name grew out of the symbol of an uplifted torch and a wing, representing transformation and freedom. “That is what I hope for everybody,” says Craven. What began with a single collection of upcycled garments evolved into an eclectically thoughtful retail space in Venice Beach and eventually a globally-influential and inspired fashion brand.