I began sewing the way you would probably expect, at the side and on the lap of my grandmother who, coincidentally was my best friend. So much so, that it was decided she should live close to our family. Just down the street in fact. I spent much of my childhood walking the road down to her house. She fed me ice cream and sandwiches, spoke to me intelligently and direct, and most importantly allowed me to explore my creative spirit. The hours I spent with her is the heart and soul behind Mae & Co. It’s taking those lessons and memories and using them to create clothing that is filled with intent and attention to detail. Each time I produce a garment that is both beautiful and appreciated, I feel as I did with her.
I personally make each item from my store within my studio located in central Iowa, usually with the sound of children floating nearby.