It was a long journey to create Trestles Clothing Company, but after 2 years of test marketing my fashion theory at a pop up shop with other clothing vendors, I decided to dive in deep alone. My mission was to create a shop curated for women who seek to be creative and who enjoys experimenting with fashion. However, I didn’t want to JUST own a shop, I wanted my shop to have a meaningful purpose.
One thing I learned about retail, it is inevitable to have overstock! In order to keep inventory fresh in my little shop, I have to make room for new merchandise. I hang on to the classics and donate my shop’s overstock to different charitable organizations supporting women in domestic violence. In addition, Trestles Clothing Company supports The Longest Day, an Alzheimer’s Association and The National Alopecia Areata Foundation. 10% of the proceeds from the sales events is donated to support their cause. I support all these charitable organizations because I personally had to help someone near and dear to me escape the trauma of domestic violence. My daughter & son had suffered from Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disease that causes your hair to fall out. Lucky for them, their hair grew back. I would like to do my part to help find a cure for this "teaser" disease. Because once you have alopecia, you never know when or if you will lose your hair again. Last, my daughter is a committee member for The Longest Day, and I help fundraise for her page.
Trestles Clothing Company is not a fancy company. I have a team of dedicated women I consult with who share in my brand’s vision. The best part of my job is making women feel fabulous and having fun finding the clothes for my shop. I’m proud of my company’s commitment to give back and make a positive impact in my community.