A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Maker's Row and doing a Facebook Live interview with Tanya Menendez, one of their founders. It was my first Facebook Live interview (gah!) and it was so much fun. If you don't know what Maker's Row is, come out from under that rock. It's a revolutionary approach to garment manufacturing. Maker's Row has an online database of American factories and suppliers that are meticulously catalogued. If you're a garment designer, you need these guys. If you're a fashion enthusiast, this will tickle your fancy for sure. Click here to read about my interview on their blog and see snippets of me trying to string words into sentences.
I wish I could spend most of my life shopping for fabric and playing with swatches. There is something about connecting to the starting point of a garment that really gets me going. I can imagine the fabric is so many different ways. Because I strive for zero waste, I try to conceptualize the garment on paper before draping to minimize mistakes. It's inevitable, though, for something to go awry but I enjoy the process either way.
I posted this image on my Instagram to give you guys a peek at my fabric shopping adventures. Within a day, I got a host of orders for scarves in this print. And I listened. The Drips of Rainbow Infinity Scarf is limited edition so if you want one for this brisk weather, grab it pronto before it gone.
I've been fortunate to have some really incredible women in my life. Two of them are blogger powerhouses, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland. Even before I became a mom, I saw them juggle motherhood and running businesses. Now that I'm a mom and I have Tabii Just, I'm even more in awe of how they do what they do and still find time to support others. Audrey did a wonderful post on our Fashion Week collection. Read it here.