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swrve Muriel co-founded swrve, an outdoors apparel company, with husband Matt Rolletta in 2005. She received her BA from Reed College in Portland in Biology, and attended the Art Theory and Curatorial Studies MA program at Art Center in Pasadena. With no prior experience in either apparel production or business management...

Manufacture New York Julianne is a creative problems solver who views technology as a means of connecting us to and accessing our bodies more deeply. She currently consults with fashion, technology and sports apparel clients on novel body designs, and has contributed to design and technology work over the last two years...

Bellroy Andy Fallshaw is co-founder and CEO of Bellroy, a B Corporation with a global audience and a strong social mission. As part of the Investling group, he is also involved in several brands trying to use business as a force for good....

Outdoors by design Tracey has spent her life dreaming up innovative, wearable products to stay warm and alive in the rain forests and glacier-clad mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  She calls herself a clothing architect, not only creating outdoor product, but connecting links between factories, brands, supply chain, clients and the...

With a background in small-scale agriculture and a drive to create, Martina Brimmer guides a small dedicated team making bicycle bags in Seattle, WA. She explains her evolution from maker to designer, and how that identity affects the products that Swift makes, and the community they’ve grown. A strong punk-rock...

An industrial design degree from Art Center and a strong sense of self-confidence gave Liana Delucca-Johnson the hard and soft skills she needed to build a successful career as a soft-goods designer. We talk with her about being one of the few women in a traditionally male-dominated field, her experiences...