Swimwear Design of the Year - Woodbury University Streetwear Line of the Year - Woodbury University Accredited Brand Partner Fit Engineer - Target
What motivates you to work in your industry?
After working in "fast fashion," from retail store management, as a buyer for boutiques in LA, to being a Senior Technical Designer at Forever 21, I became very frustrated with the lack of ethics and sustainability, and the corporate politics revolving solely around money when it comes to garment manufacturing. Talented and real humans design, develop, cut, and sew clothing, and I believe people need to see past the low price tags and respect the people who create their clothing from scratch. I strive to help people's visions of their designs come to life and appreciate the art and talent of everyone involved in the process along the way.