Chismeando with my Comadre—A weekly interview blog series focused on meeting motivating creative female entrepreneurs as a source of inspiration for women looking to fulfill their dreams.
We hope that through these interviews, you find the same dose of inspiration each woman found to
just start and follow your dreams!
On today’s post, we bring you Jessica Resendiz of Raggedytiff,
a fashion designer creating everything by hand and with passion
for her Mexican-inspired accessory brand.
How would you describe what you do to someone at a cocktail party?
My business relates to me. Designing/Illustrating my own artwork and incorporating into seasonal pieces/collection. I sketch everything before I Illustrate, therefore I source my own fabric, trims and tools. All pieces consist of me cutting, pattern-making & sewing each and every single piece.
I think the beauty of putting my vision out there in the world and sharing with people that get me, is designing it from the heart and doing every piece with so much passion. What makes my pieces stand out is craftsmanship and the uniqueness that carries each piece. I grew up making all my clothes and accessories and I want to make sure I continue making everything by hand—that’s what makes my brand stand out. It’s a lot of work, but I love it so much I wouldn't change it for anything.
What motivated you to start your business?
Mi Familia. Traditions and my passion for creating.
What in life inspires you to create more of what you love?
Being able to share it with the world and having my daughter witness it.
What is your biggest dream for your business and/or life?
To make a difference in the younger generation and provide free sewing workshops in my “Dream RAGGEDYTIFF Studio”!
What is the largest hurdle you've had to overcome to get to where you are now?
Taking risks and not caring what others think of me.
What is one piece of advice you'd give women looking to step into your field?
To always be YOU. To create from the heart and to always think outside the box.
What do you do to reset and refresh when life feels heavy?
"Me time”, it’s very important. Meditating in the am—as early as 5am—and blocking negative people.
What is your favorite activity on days off?
Cooking, outing, trying new restaurants and enjoying the beauty of life.
If you could hop on a plane right now where would you go and why?
I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland.
Who would you invite to dinner? Frida Kahlo, Virgen de Guadalupe, or someone else that inspires you?
Virgen de Guadalupe, and my Grandma who recently passed away. I was very close to her and she was my biggest inspiration :(
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading Jessica's insight into how she started her own business and what keeps her motivated. Stay tuned for a lot more Chisme with other inspiring chicas!
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