Hello. My name is Marni – Welcome to Haberdashery Fun. I am a self proclaimed sewing nerd. I love anything to do with fabric, zippers, binding, buttons, webbing.. the list goes on… I get all gooey from the thought of a fabric store or figuring out how something was designed and sewn together.
I was a sewing late bloomer. I resisted all my Mom’s attempts to teach me how to sew and wanted nothing to do with anything “homemade”. It was while studying abroad in Uppsala, Sweden that I became enamored with the world of design. I came home from my travels, learned how to sew and went on to get a second degree in fashion design. After graduation, I packed up a U-Haul and moved from Toronto to New York. My first summer I interned at Zac Posen. I fondly call it the fashion trenches. From there I went on to technical design in apparel and then on to footwear and product development.
I transitioned from design to the business side and was most recently in footwear sales. I managed a large territory and traveled alot. Airports, messy suitcases, packing the wrong items and attending tradeshows were a constant source of inspiration.
Why the name HaberdasheryFun? I was lucky enough to study abroad for a second time at the University of Westminster in London, England. I had a lot of spare time..I used to wander the city and loved browsing in the fabric and trim shops. While I was there I fell in love with the word “Haberdashery” and knew one day I would use this lovely word in conjunction with my work.
I am a Mom to a very active busy little boy. After the birth of my son, I became inspired by everything baby, although I never thought I would ever want to sew baby items… But my brain seems to be baby and toddler focused these days. I am constantly thinking of items to make for our son and also give as gifts.
Please reach me at marni (at) haberdashery fun.com.