Hi! I'm Ellie Rivkin. A Slow Fashion Designer, Sewer, and Natural Dyer.
I’m grateful to have spent my childhood surrounded by a family of diverse creatives. As for my career in Apparel Design, that journey took shape through my curiosity for the intersection between Art + Function. I have since grown into a multi-disciplinary designer with experience in the following areas:
-Sewing and Pattern Alterations
After a few years in NYC, I now call Portland, OR home. I find it’s easy to be inspired by the great outdoors and earnest community of the Pacific Northwest. Outside of work you can find me hiking, practicing yoga, playing volleyball, planning my next trip, adoring all the dogs, or getting good use out of my kitchen cooking and baking.
As a designer and sewist, I love transforming fabric into beautiful pieces that are empowering to wear. I learned to sew from my mom at a young age, but it inspires me to explore other creative mediums such as: ceramics, block printing, beading, painting, or most recently: natural dyeing.
Besides my dream of a sweet cabin in the woods, I strive to make an impact contributing my unique perspective in the Fashion Industry. One that embraces sustainable natural materials and empowers people to consume carefully through broader education on how products are made. I will continue to operate with a curious sense of direction; one that is friendly and genuine, thoughtful and optimistic, driven and resourceful. Hope we can connect someday!