Tessa has been designing prints & creating garments since 2012. She was frustrated about the deplorable working conditions and negative environmental impact of clothing production. Asset Designs seeks to disrupt the carbon-copy clothing market with unique designs made the old fashioned way- with silkscreen prints. Tessa is passionate about making ethically responsible clothing of the highest quality.
As a consumer, Tessa was frustrated with the poor quality of ‘fast fashion’ clothing. She discovered that her personal values were incongruous to those of her favorite brands, which used questionable environmental and ethical practices in order to make larger margins. Why shouldn’t our environmentally conscious values translate to our wardrobes? Tessa went looking for sustainable alternatives to her favorite t-shirts, and found none that were affordable for a student budget. Since she already had the technological understanding and artistic passion for silkscreen printing, Tessa began to apply her designs to ethically sourced products to help consumers lead a locally sourced and simple lifestyle - all the way down to their tee shirt.