“I’m just a Minnesotan designer trying to do a bit of good in the world.
I believe that socially responsible clothing does not have to be dowdy or off-beat: it can be anything from classic, to glamorous, to trendy, to wild, to ethereal and dazzling. And the production of clothing can make or break the lives of others– so it needs to be done with a steadfast conscience and passion to provide life lift to garment workers worldwide.
My goal is to begin a venture that offers fair trade clothing in the US; that helps entire communities become economically independent; that gives back to those in need; and where the consumer knows their stylish purchase is a cog in the machine that creates a better world.
I take great pride in my work and hold myself to high standards: I use eco-friendly and socially responsible materials; I recycle fabrics to give them new life; and the quality of my garments is paramount. This is my craft, and what rumbles in my heart everyday. And this craft– this pursuit of conscientious fashion– is my means to a beautiful end.”