Holy wow, I am delighted and honored to have Wanderite featured in the HOW Magazine, May 2014 Creativity and Design Annual! The month of April has been my busiest yet, landing a number of acts I've been holding in the balance for the past few months.
I can honestly say I have never worked so hard in my life, been so stressed in my life, and also never felt more blessed and blissed out and in exactly the right place at the right time as I have in the past year. Bringing this dream to fruition continues to be one of the most rewarding things I've done in my 26 years, and I'm excited to say that y'all ain't seen nothin' yet.
Snippets from the article:
Designing Change | Planting the Seed
"WELL-BALANCED THREADS Lorrin Webb started Wanderite while in school. The project, an eco-friendly clothing line featuring her hand-drawn illustrations on garments, has since continued to flourish as a business venture for the young designer."
"...Lorrin Webb started her own company, Wanderite, during her thesis semester last year in Mixon's [graphic design] classroom. 'Wanderite is an eco-friendly, sweatshop-free screen-printing design studio that features my hand-drawn illustrations on responsibly made apparel using water-based inks and solvents,' Webb says. Her venture is now operating out of the business incubator studio space subsidized by the Entrepreneurship Center at MSU. On top of that, Webb is now teaching others on campus about how to start their own design businesses. 'I've always known that I'd do my own thing as a designer and illustrator, so I made the decision from the beginning that I'd do it in the most responsible, sustainable, eco-conscious way possible,' she says."
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