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 and facilitating workshops 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.
founder & designer
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 our matriarch’s 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 in every neighborhood and skilled seamstresses still sewed a good portion of people’s everyday wardrobes. There’s a lot we can learn from the way communities used to sustain themselves.
Now based in Oakland, California, I hope to bring that value to my fellow business owners, home cooks, and coffee lovers across the Bay Area to build a more resilient and sustainable community.