Louisa Owen Sonstroem lives in Brooklyn, NY, but her heart lives in the wild meadows of her native northeastern Connecticut. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and an additional degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied fashion design and patternmaking. She also studied patterns at RISD and MassArt. She has worked in the garment industry for several years, most recently in technical design at Macy's and now EILEEN FISHER. During her time at Macy's, she also ran a weekly employee mending workshop, building skills, community, and sustainable momentum.