How do you feel about your lack of formal training? I didn't have fears built into me about what I could and couldn't do. I worked in retail stores, and then I worked for a company that was also manufacturing. I started doing production for them, and I didn't know it was supposed to be hard. I didn't know this was something you needed training for. I just kept pursuing different parts of it until I found the part that I liked the most. I'm more of a storyteller, I'm not a great artist, it's more like telling a story and the clothes that go with that.
A lot of the San Francisco designers are into streetwear and clubwear. That isn't a route you've chose to take. I'm not into streetwear. I have an edge of that, but I don't really like disposable clothing, just 'cause I don't have a disposable income. I like natural fibers, really soft cottons, but the things I use always have a lot of depth to them, like 100% cotton fake fur.
What about hemp? I haven't used hemp, there's a little too much of a stigma around it for me. I'm into ecology but in a different way. I try to make sure my dyes are natural and that things are processed with a minimum impact, but I'm not a real eco-oriented person.
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