Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Smith.
Hi Taylor, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Covid and my love for arts and crafts sparked my inspiration for Taylor Hollan. I have always loved tailoring and making clothing but never had time to fully focus on it until quarantine. It was the perfect time to start up my dream job! I gain a lot of inspo from the people around me. I love to see how the people around me dress because each person is so different, each with their own style. I have always felt that ethical fashion is so important to our environment. Not only does sustainable fashion help our world immensely, but it is also a lot more fashion-forward. Recycling old clothing allows people to create their own unique styles unlike fast fashion brands that have a couple of plain styles in all colors. The best thing that has happened since starting my business is working with Mia Regan @mimimoocher. She has been so amazing to work with and is incredibly nice and open to wearing anything. Every time I send her a piece she requests a style that I have never made before and I love the challenge. She opens me up to trying out new techniques and I am so grateful for her. She is the reason for my brand becoming what it is.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I would say things have gone pretty smooth. I have always valued having fun with my clothing brand. Due to still being in college still, it’s hard balancing both school, a social life, and sewing. I scheduled my classes so I do class some days and sew some days. This makes it so I don’t get burnt out with sewing and I get a little break.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I focus on an inside out patchwork design. I sew everything myself and make everything from tops, dresses, pants, and more. I think what separates me from others is that I do everything myself. I shop for fabric, design, sew, and style. Living in Charleston, SC for some of my time, as it’s where I go to college, I shoot all my clothing there. My clothing is often very colorful so it only makes sense that I shoot my clothing in front of the colorful houses of Charleston.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
Making this clothing brand was a risk, as I started it in quarantine. I got lucky enough to see that when I started my brand, sustainable clothing was quickly becoming popular.
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