My name is Kristin. I am a 27-year-old with an affinity for sweets and an obsession with consumer behavior. (Which definitely makes me a nerd. That’s okay.)
It was a time of discovery. I saw sewing and knitting factories for the first time.
I realized that people make clothes.
I spent countless hours searching for American fabric mills, and listened to stories of companies going under or moving overseas.
At the end of 2012, Shannon and I decided to work on our own projects (She’s a sustainability strategist for designers and apparel companies — check out what she’s up to here).
As for me, I couldn’t shake this idea of connecting people not only to the clothes they buy, but to the people who make those clothes. Patternmaking, cutting, and sewing are skills that have been lost, in great numbers, since the garment industry en masse picked up and moved overseas in the 1990’s.
What if people could see this incredible process first-hand? How would that change perception? What could it do for the future of the industry?
So here I am. What you see now is the first step. We are on a journey towards connection, and I am so glad that you are a part of it.