Katrina Langford moved to Hawaii in 2000 to study Marine Biology and learn to surf. The beauty of the islands soon inspired her to follow her creative dream and change majors to Fashion Design and Merchandising. Katrina graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2005.
During her studies Katrina researched the negative effects the fashion industry has on the environment and found her calling. Around the same time she started noticing an abundance of silk scarves while thrift shopping and fell in love with their bright colors and bold prints. She was determined to keep these vintage scarves out of landfills by turning them into gorgeous clothing and accessories and her brand was born!
After graduating college Katrina became a founding member the Hawaii Fashion Incubator, a local non-profit that supports Hawaii’s emerging fashion industry. She took first place in the Resort Wear category of the Fresh FACE of Nu’uanu Design Competition with a couture gown made of up-cycled scarves. And in 2012 Katrina launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped her re-brand her clothing line. Today celebrity clients such as Lauryn Hill and Jada Pinkett Smith seek out her one-of-a-kind designs.
Katrina’s mission is to produce sustainable resort wear while educating the public on the negative effects the fashion industry has on the environment. Her goal is to intrigue people to think about how their clothing is made, where it is made, and what it is made of. Katrina believes fashion should be beautiful and eco-friendly at the same time.
Katrina Langford proudly makes each piece with Aloha on the North Shore of Oahu.