Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the incredibly talented designer, Jess Brown. Jess has pioneered the field of bespoke, heirloom quality rag dolls. In her very early days she was approached by Anthropologie to do a collaboration! Can you even believe that? Imagine just starting out, and BAM! Anthro is calling you! We talk about the pressures that sort of collaboration can bring, and how to handle the business side of things first and foremost so you don’t jeopardize your current wholesalers and compromise your brand’s integrity.
Jess is also a women’s clothing designer, and she explains how a hyper focus on heirloom quality garments has guided her from day one. She has been able to cultivate a very strong brand presence not only for her lovely dolls, but for her women’s clothing line as well.
During Jess’ incredibly fruitful career, she has managed to raise two beautiful children and publish four books! Talk about a woman who can do it all!
Take a listen and see what Martha Stewart, The Today Show, GOOP, Elle Decor, Vogue, Real Simple and Anthology magazine have all been raving about!
All photos courtesy of Jess Brown Design.