Team Profile: Samantha Garcia

Straight out of Morgan Hill, CA, Sam Garcia is our Production Manager and Technical Designer. Sam joined us in 2011 after she met co-founder Barrett Purdum at a bar in San Francisco’s Mission District. After they talked about her interest in the fashion industry, Barrett offered her an internship and told her to stop by the office. Two years later, she now coordinates everything from translating our design ideas to our pattern maker to the production of our clothing here in the United States. On top of all of that, Sam has also co-designed our new women’s line.

After graduating San Diego State University with a degree in Biology, Sam had to decide between working as a veterinarian or going to fashion school. She decided to to go to fashion school and attended an accelerated program at FIDM - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising here in San Francisco. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in Product Development. While we’re sure she would have been the best veterinarian this side of the Mississippi, we were extremely fortunate that Sam decided to go into clothing. Without her, we would be lost. In her off time, you’ll find Sam killing it on the soccer field, in her yoga class, or rock climbing.

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