We started Goldfinch in 2013 because we wanted a creative outlet for our love of beautiful textiles, fashion and old-fashioned hand processes. We travelled to find sources in Nepal and Mexico--places where making things by hand is still a way of life--and found amazing artisans who still dye, weave, embroider and sew by the old, time-consuming methods. We were awed to find that such a wealth of knowledge, history and skill was alive, well and practiced daily. Our designs are based on the fine skills we've found.
The Goldfinch studio is in the heart of Minneapolis, where we design our collection and correspond daily with our production partners in Nepal and Mexico. Producing our collection is, at once, inspiring, thrilling, satisfying and quite impractical. We love it all!
-Debra Herdman and Caroline Vaaler (hover on photos for bios)