Women Supporting Women
It is International Women’s Day, and women supporting women has been our backbone! When you buy something from us, you're assisting a network of women who support themselves and each other creatively…
I didn’t set an intention to support women artists and women-run companies in my path as a maker and textile designer, but am delighted that's what happened. Working with many enterprising and talented women has been a fantastic opportunity. During the 20+ years Helio Gallery was on Fleming Street in Key West, a changing group of women artists contributed their art and expertise, resulting in a charming and innovative studio/gallery where we hosted innovative shows and customers loved to shop.
Wendy, my youngest sister, has been our Production manager for decades, overseeing our printing studio and lending her creative eye to our process. She is also known as The Queen of Color, an in-home color and decorating consultant. Here she is hand painting fabric for Elizabeth Stuart Design in Charleston.
Many professional sewists have helped to produce our line of hand-printed pillows and linens. Suellen, our long-time expert seamstress is an artist herself, not just with sewing skills, but she weaves beautiful rugs on her loom.
In addition to women who contribute to producing our textiles, those who sell our line are often women too. Many of the Interior designers and store owners we work with are smart, dynamic women from Honolulu to Sag Harbor and Nantucket to coastal Florida. We even buy cool recycled wood frames for our art from Margaret, who collects old distressed painted wood for her unique business.
Thank you for supporting all of our efforts by buying our work!