Hello!

Hello!

I’m Erika, the founder, designer, and seamstress at Botanical Clothing. For as long as I can remember, sewing has been a part of my life. My mom taught me the basics when I was little, I took a little detour in early adulthood when I thought I wanted to be a professional…something that involved an office and fancy pants (and definitely did not include a sewing machine), then realized after graduating from college that all I really wanted to do was sew. I’ve been happily doing it ever since.

I became obsessed with organic vs. conventional and natural vs. synthetic fibers early on in my sewing days. I noticed some fabrics caused my eyes to burn a little when I ironed them and thought, “Ummm...that can’t be right.” This led to the most dedicated internet research deep-dive the world has ever known. My suspicions were correct; not all fabrics are created equal. You don’t want to be putting just anything on your body, what goes on it goes in it. Your skin is your largest organ and it wants to breath. Let it breath! So here I am, all these years later designing classy, comfortable clothing, because not only does it make me ridiculously happy to make it, I think it’s really important for people to discover the difference.