I come from a long line of artisans and artists on both sides of my family. I am a first generation on my mother’s side. my mother, a talented artist and her sister, a master tailor both taught me much of what I know and use today. Along with the the many other aunts who worked in sewing factories in Trenton, New Jersey and the uncles and cousins who were masons, plasterers, artists and artisans in their own rights, I am profoundly thankful and honored to carry on the tradition of working with my hands.
my story would not be complete without the mention of my Italian grandmother, Maria. She raised silkworms under her bed when she was a young girl growing up in bisignano, italy. She left her small town at 17 years old, lying about her age to board a ship for america. She never looked back. I am her namesake, forging ahead, exploring and never looking back…….
I HAVE CREATED MY BRAND AROUND MY LOVE FOR ARTISANAL METHODS OF DYEING AND PRINTING THAT DATE BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS, SUPPORTING SMALL COOPERATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLY SOURCED DYES, MATERIALS AND NATURAL FABRICS, PRACTICING ENVIRONMENTALLY KIND METHODS WHILE CREATING CHIC LUXURY.
BUY WELL, BUY ONCE…….