Production with Purpose with Dirty Librarian Chains
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF!
I definitely find inspiration from many different realms. I own my own business and design several collections every year. I also make music in my home studio, and have several releases (on vinyl!) with my partner Marcos Cabral under the nameTime Reveals. Additionally I work with the Danish designer Henrik Vibskov, buying for the boutique in Soho. I also do Feng Shui consultations and have a small line of Feng Shui inspired home goods. So I am very busy! I try to find my way to a dance floor as much as possible, and when it is nice out, I bike into the city from Brooklyn for some lovely exercise. Finding joy in everything I do is very important to me. If it doesn’t excite and engage me, I won’t do it!
EDUCATION SEEMS TO BE A BIG PART OF THE DLC BRAND DNA. CAN YOU TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS – HOW HAS THIS SHAPED THE DLC COMMUNITY?
Spreading the word on how to create a successful sustainable brand is really important for our future – the more people who follow ethical manufacturing process, the better -for the greater good. I teach several workshops a year, and I also host young designers in my studio to teach them how to build a successful brand.
WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN?
I love working on custom projects for clients. Meaningful gifts for bridal parties, necklaces made from heirlooms – these types of projects are really fun for me.
BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE, HOW DO YOU THINK NEW YORK FOSTERS THE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN MOVEMENT?
There are so many amazing like minded designers here. I am part of a designer Breakfast Club that meets several times a month to discuss owning our own businesses. I find that even though there are a lot of people doing similar things, the community is very supportive instead of competitive.
WHAT DOES BEING YOUNG AND ABLE MEAN TO YOU?
A movement of eager young designers that are testing the boundaries for what it means to own a label.