Hi there! I am Ashley, Founder and designer for Pine + Pine. My creative journey started at a young age, I was raised by designers in an environment where the artistry of “doing it from scratch” was nurtured day by day. My mom and grandma taught me to sew at the ripe old age of 6 and I got my first machine at 7.
I sewed my way though elementary school and high school designing and making my own figure skating costumes and practice dresses. After high school I took a creative break from sewing to focus on other interests. However, after having my first child I felt creatively stifled and a bit distanced from my sense of self. So, I intuitively busted out the sewing machine and got to work. Connecting the ever-present dots, I found purpose and fulfillment through bringing confidence and unapologetic imagination to the backs and hearts of the people I love most. After creating functional ponchos for my kids I was surprised by the response I got around town and started making garments for friends. Shortly after Pixie + Pine was born.
With an eye for the unique, a love of texture and color that fuels my imagination, and inspiration from the latest textile technology, I aim to spread happiness by making clothing that is beautiful. Fun. Functional. Clothing that bring joy to both those who wear them, and those who see them being worn. Lived in. Played in. Because there is nothing that fills the heart more than to see a people dressed in things they truly love, things that make them feel free to explore, create, and be themselves. That they feel limitless and eager to engage the world around them in. Un-burdened by norms. I hope you enjoy!