Erin Husted, Hackwith Design House
Hackwith Design House started with the goal of making clothing as unique as the wearer. In September 2013, they launched with one limited-edition design, and each Monday that fall they posted one new design, no more than 25 of each. They've grown to include a Core Collection, Swim, Basics, and Plus, as well as new limited-edition designs on Mondays, and they still strive to make every piece special, with the unique women who wear them in mind. Everything is made in-house in their Minnesota studio by their talented team of seamstresses. HDH's simple and clean aesthetic, quality fabrics, and impeccable attention to detail have made it a favorite of style-conscious women around the world.
Hackwith Design House has two scarves in The Maker’s Collection, a select group of Minnesota’s most sought after artisans who sat down with the American Refugee Committee to design of a custom collection of hand-crafted gifts. Adding fresh meaning to locally made goods, The Maker’s Collection is an exclusive collection of gift-ready products that work to create real change worldwide. As one of the exclusive makers in the collection, we share the insight of Erin Husted, Director of Operations, in a few questions below.
Lisa Hackwith (Designer & Founder) and Erin Husted
What does it mean to be a part of a collection that supports local Minnesota-made businesses, while at the same time, investing in global humanitarian solutions?
We are excited that ARC invests in local small business owners as part of their effort to raise awareness and funds for their amazing refugee programs. It’s such a unique way to maintain their Minnesota roots while at the same times growing the international work they are doing. We are thrilled to be a small part of it. Do you like to experiment with different materials or techniques at Hackwith?
We are constantly seeking to improve our offerings and become a fully sustainable company. For us, that means seeking out environmentally friendly fabrics that are also made ethically. It’s a constant process and requires a lot of experimentation, but that is part of the fun!
Absolutely! We love participating in community events like this one, and all the other makers are small business owners we really admire! It’s great to be able to do something with them that is about helping the people who need it most.
Why should people shop the Maker’s Collection this holiday season?
In our experience, Minnesotans are really invested in supporting local businesses. The Maker's Collection allows you to support both small business owners and a local nonprofit having a global impact. You're really getting your money's worth there!