Design is at the heart of everything we do, from engineering products in an entirely different way to building a creative community.
Founder and designer Joshua Karl wanted to find a better, simpler way of making beautiful things. His patent-pending design concept cuts out wasteful manufacturing and processes such as stitching and gluing. Our materials are laser-cut locally and assembled by hand—the patterns are engineered to fold and weave together. By simplifying production, we're embracing artisan craftsmanship.
This singular design theory launched a whole new world of possibilities. Because we’re a design-led brand, we’re constantly evolving our ideas, responding to our customers, and finding smarter ways to work together as a team.
Our Hudson Valley roots are strong, but our partnerships extend from the laser shop next door where we cut our patterns to the family-owned tannery in Pennsylvania where we get our high-quality leather. We’re invested in people who share our ideology, passion, and commitment to the very best.
founder & designer Joshua Karl
photograph by Benjamin Moldenhauer
Joshua is an accomplished creative director with over 19 years of experience in the fashion industry. He’s traveled the world with major international labels, creating outerwear, hardware, footwear, and handbags. As freelance Director of Men’s and Women’s Accessories for Calvin Klein, he served as liaison to Europe, Brazil, Dongguan, and Amsterdam. As Senior Designer for Cole Haan, he created and prototyped new footwear based on cutting-edge outsole technologies. His portfolio also includes major labels such as: Built NY, Marc Jacobs, Marc By Marc Jacobs, UGG, Kenneth Cole, Tumi, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nike. Joshua’s personal designs have been sold by Brooklyn Industries and have enjoyed success in international markets.