Katrin attended Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She entered as a painting major and came out with a degree in fashion and had fallen in love with Japanese Shibori when she took a textile course. Katrin’s designs are for women who appreciate the subtleties and authenticity represented in her clothing and accessories. Katrin sees her pieces as not bound by time, rather she sees them as timeless pieces to be worn forever. Each pattern is manipulated and dyed by hand by the designer herself, from the dye process to the end product, Katrin loves to see the pieces she creates come alive.
Katrin teaches Japanese Shibori at the Textile Arts Center at their Brooklyn and Manhattan locations and has taught workshops at organizations such as the Japan Society. Katrin continues to paint when she can!
Shibori is a Japanese shaped-resist dye process. To produce the unique designs, the cloth is shaped and then secured in various ways before dyeing. Shibori gives fabric a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. Shibori is not tie-dye; with Shibori the dyer works in concert with the materials, to give them full expression.
After traveling to Cambodia in 2010, Katrin fell in love with the Cambodian people and culture. In Siem Reap, Katrin came into contact with The Silk Lab Project a fair trade, not-for-profit business, which was set up in 2005 to create social and economical security for disadvantaged women. Wanting to respond in a positive way to this effort, she created The Silk Lab Scarf Set. 100% of the profit from the sale of this set benefits The Silk Lab Project.
DESIGN & DYED IN BROOKLYN, SEWN IN MANHATTAN!
Katrin does all the design, pattern making, Shibori and hand-dyeing in Brooklyn, while employing a sample and production maker in the New York City garment district. Katrin has gone through great lengths and expense to keep her line, from creation through production, locally based. This is Katrin's effort to offer clothes and accessories designed with a handcrafted element while also supporting jobs and small businesses in the NYC garment district!