GDS was founded to provide ethical and sustainable alternatives to people who appreciate simple modern design. We believe that knowing the makers of our textile goods is as important as understanding the route of food from farm to table. By making products at the intersection of design, sustainability and community, it's our mission to contribute to the restoration of our environment and a more equitable fashion and textile industry.
Inspired by the trendsetting women in my family and a grandmother who was one of the most sought-after seamstresses in town, I followed in their footsteps and started GDS in 2015. Growing up in Brazil deeply influenced my work, a place where in the 80’s, bakeries could be found every few blocks and skilled seamstresses still sewed a good portion of people’s everyday wardrobes. Community was the connection between everything, including food and fashion.
With both people and environment in mind, my dream is to be an asset to my community through products that excite consumers into learning about how their purchasing choices impact their neighbors and people on the other side of the globe, and by providing creative jobs in a nurturing environment.
Geana Sieburger, founder & designer