About The Designer

Michelle Paganini, formerly an executive in the Medical Device Industry returned to college to improve her sewing skills. During her studies, she learned that fashion is one of the largest polluting industries on the planet. Shocked, she decided to stop buying retail and purchase secondhand fashion in order to make her own clothing. Combining her sewing know-how with thrifted garments, Michelle became skilled at upcycling, a method of reusing existing materials and producing something of greater value.