When I was little, I loved making greeting cards with construction paper, scissors and glue.
Many years later I went to Rhode Island School of Design and studied industrial design.
Aster+Sage combines my art school education with my love of colors and simple graphic designs.
Lots of our products are made from recycled fabrics... while it's a hot topic right now, it's nothing new for me. Ever since I can remember I’ve been frugal with supplies--not a scrap of construction paper went to waste--and I’ve always tried to maximize utility from the materials I use.
I also love using fabric that’s been manufactured with recycled content-- there’s also something exciting about using material that has existed before. In its previous life was it a different color? Was it a fabric scrap? Or a soda bottle?
My philosophy is to design first and then find recycled materials to compliment the design. I don’t want my products to be limited by the availability of recycled material; I’d rather make dynamic products that include recycled content.
I’m always on the lookout for more sustainable components. Let me know if you have any leads.
It's a joy to make products that people love to use. Let me know what you think-- stay in touch!