Roots in the mid-west and Colorado, it was in the mid-west where Mia’s father owned and operated the Lacon Woolen Mill. The mill was a multi-generational business, which was in operation for 100 years, closing in 1968. The image of her mother getting dressed in clothing made from fabric that her father had produced made a profound impact. She began making her own clothing from a very early age, and the process of designing and producing clothing has been a life-long pursuit.
A recent graduate from the Academy of Art University with a degree in Technical Design for fashion, Wysdom brings her pattern making/design skills to FIORAVANTI. She works closely with interns and Mia to bring to life the ideas they work on collaboratively.
Our line is functional, it layers, works together and stands alone. This line stays steady with small changes to make it better, more functional and stylish. In addition to that work, we also add limited edition pieces in specialty fabrics, and those things are usually only available in our studio.
The clothing is designed and manufactured in Seattle, our production process is characterized by minimal automation, and a small number of highly skilled craftsmen making it a truly local operation. We are women owned and operated and hire largely women run sewing establishments. Staying true to the initial ideal, that is, honoring heritage yet remaining relevant to the times, is what inspires us.