Susan's prints and custom patterns have the flair of an interior designer, the color sense of an artist and the imagination of a story teller. Creating usable and wearable pieces with her own distinctive prints, Susan celebrates the special places that inspire us and make us feel happy.
Susan's dress collection began out of a need for something to wear in the heat and humidity of Pawleys Island. Rejecting the extremes of shapeless gauzy dresses and skimpy tank tops and t-shirts, she wanted something chic and polished yet extremely comfortable. She longed for something that would be great to wear to work as well as out to dinner or to an event. A serendipitous meeting with a local seamstress plus finding amazing organic cotton sateen that was then printed with one of her prints led to the birth of her first dress. No sooner did she have it on at her shop that a woman came in and bought the dress off her back. This happened several more times. Each time the dress was finished and ready for her to wear, someone came in and bought it. So basically, the line was born out of her need to have a dress!
Susan is passionate about creating timeless pieces that will not wind up in a landfill. Her clothes are made in very small quantities and she tries to limit the amount of waste produced when she makes her clothing line by creating hair accessories, face masks and patchwork stuffed animals with scraps. Her children's line was born of a desire to use the larger pieces of fabric left on the cutting table.
Her highly skilled, local seamstresses sew from the comfort of their own homes and are paid double the state minimum wage, on average. After learning of the brutal treatment of seamstresses producing the cheap clothing flooding our country from overseas, Susan wanted to provide an alternative for people who do not wish to support these practices.
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