Meet Lisa. Lisa Hackwith is the mastermind behind the aptly-named, Hackwith Design House. After starting out as an Etsy shop featuring primarily menswear, Lisa forayed into limited-batch womenswear that then brought us to what we know as HDH today - a line of elegantly designed, durably made pieces for the everyday woman. Working out of St. Paul, Minnesota, HDH is designed by Lisa and crafted by her and her all-female team of seamstresses.
Take a peek into the HDH studio below as we learn some key things about the woman behind the brand.
Where You Live Now:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
City/Place That's Had the Biggest Impact On You:
The Twin Cities
My morning cup of coffee
The sunset from my parents' cabin
Favorite Personal Memento or Piece:
A ring my mom gave me that was my grandma's
Did You Go to College? What'd You Study?
Yes, I was a Studio Art major
What Are Some Jobs You Did Before Starting HDH?
I was a nanny before starting HDH
What Are Some of Your Sources of Inspiration?
I am constantly looking at clothing - how it's constructed, colors, textures, fabrics on friends, strangers, TV, Instagram, Pinterest, magazines, etc.
If You're Not Working, Where Are You?
Usually at home or if it's summertime, I'm at my parents' cabin in northern Wisconsin
Favorite Movie for Style Inspiration?
I can't even pick one because it's from everywhere!
Favorite Music to Listen to While You Work?
Lately it's been the playlist from the show, Big Little Lies
Why Is Sustainable Fashion Important to You?
It's important to me to try and produce as little waste as possible and to have run a studio where I know all my employees are treated fairly and have good working conditions.
Best Phrase to Describe HDH?
Simple, beautiful clothing made in America
Favorite Thing to Paint?