It doesn’t take much exposition to connect literature and art. Fashion designer and book lover Tori Tissell fuses both with fashionable flair in her Portland, Oregon studio. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from which she received a BFA in Fashion Design.
After being stumped for Christmas gift ideas during the 2011 holiday season, she decided to use her education and passion for screen printing, fashion, and literature to create something memorable for family and friends. The result was a flowing scarf that resembled the pages of a book.
The project became a husband-and-wife collaboration once the scarves started taking off in 2012. Her husband Chris joined her assembly line and they worked together with screen printing, sourcing, and streamlining production.