I’m an athlete. I climb, hike, run and do crossfit. I use that in my design process. I’m out in the environment trying the materials and trying out the design for its particular use. I have the unique opportunity of testing the gear that I create.

If you’re able to create something that someone falls in love with, that’s kind of a nice thing.

 I really enjoy conceptualizing as well as doing the actual pattern work. I like the process of putting something very precise down on paper where it looks very technical to begin with, but as it materializes into a garment, you can see why you go to those precise details. Once it’s sewn up, it’s evident.

August 13, 2015 — Team RYU Canada