We believe that your favorite piece of clothing doesn’t have to be shared; it can be as unique as you are. Instead of designing for mass production, we immerse ourselves wholeheartedly in the process and create every piece with the intention of it becoming that special highlight of your closet. We create less than 25 of each piece, which makes all of them uniquely rare and special.
We also believe that it's important to know where and how your clothing is being made. We begin with a sketch, handpick fine fabrics from all over the world, and then sew the piece in our Minneapolis Studio. We want these pieces to be special and we want them to last, so we make sure that the quality of our garments is outstanding.
We believe that a favorite piece of clothing is one that is versatile and can be worn again and again, so a lot of our designs are not limited to seasons but are meant to be enjoyed year round. Because of that, we decided not to design and sell our clothing in collections but to release one new design every Monday. We hope you’ll find one of your favorites, and you’ll know that you’ll be one of a very small group of people in the world who has it.
Lisa Hackwith has a background in art. It wasn't until after art school that she taught herself how to sew. Lisa fell in love with this new medium and quickly immersed herself in the art of making clothing. She began selling clothing online in 2010 and four months later she decided to quit her job to devote herself full time to Hackwith Design House.
Over the last three years, Lisa realized that she needed to design clothing that she loved and that would become staples in her own closet. Every one of her designs is an expression of her aesthetic and the way she likes clothing to feel. She delights in the details: the stitching, the color of the fabric, the way that it feels on your skin, the angle of a hemline, and always, her goal is to create the highlight of your closet.