Painter, printmaker and designer, Stevie Howell loves many mediums. But it’s her role as textile designer that has her layering all three to give her work a distinct twist. Merging handcraft with digital techniques, this native San Franciscan experiments with color and shapes, contrasts and layers. The result is simultaneously organic and otherworldly.
A former student of both the Glasgow School of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Stevie’s aesthetic is modern and sublime. Whether she is designing wallpaper or a silk robe, Stevie strives to create colorful pieces that connect with people and bring joy to their lives. From a trip to Brazil to the weeds behind her studio, she lets life’s big and not-so-big moments inspire her to make the ordinary a little less so.
The heart of each Stevie Howell piece lies in our prints. Robe, pajama, scarf, or pillow, each piece begins as original artwork painted in our studios in San Francisco and Venice, California. The creations are then manipulated into unique patterns and designs, making each item truly a wearable piece of art.
From textile creation to final production, we aim to be as sustainable as possible. To minimize excess and waste, our products are manufactured in the US, India, and Uruguay in small batches and often made to order. Our textiles are printed using eco-friendly methods, with water-based pigment inks on natural fibers and humane silks. In Uruguay, we proudly work with the World Fair Trade Organization to source extra fine merino wools and natural dyes.
Each year we partner with a non-profit to create a product with 100% proceeds going to the organization. This year we have collaborated with Creative Growth Arts Center, the oldest and largest nonprofit center in the world for artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. Stevie worked with 4 Creative Growth Artists, Charlotte Moreno, John Mullins, Sher-Ron Freeman and Susan Janow, to create 3 limited edition scarves.