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My name is Isabel Mendlen

I'm a dedicated Boston-based fashion designer from Seattle, WA with a keen interest in textile science and a penchant for creating innovative designs using trims, embellishments, and patchwork. My journey in the fashion industry has been fueled by my desire of exploring new frontiers of how we can make fashion more sustainable, while also creating products that fit current trends and everyday needs.

🎨 Design Specializations:
Textile Science: My fascination with textile science drives my commitment to creating garments that not only look stunning but also integrate cutting-edge fabric technologies.

Trims and Embellishments: I specialize in the intricate details that elevate fashion pieces, ensuring that each design tells a unique and captivating story.

Stretch Knits & Basics: A firm believer in the beauty of simplicity, I excel in designing comfortable yet stylish stretch knits and timeless basics.

🌿 Sustainability Advocate:
I am deeply committed to sustainable fashion practices. Through my work, I aim to contribute to a more eco-friendly industry by incorporating sustainable materials and ethical production processes.

💼 Experience:
As a Fashion Design Intern at Soliyarn, I assisted our product development specialist and our R&D engineers in developing textile prototypes that seamlessly integrated technology into everyday outdoor recreation apparel and accesories. From heating elements to liquid sensing and durable water repellent technology, I was very lucky to gain knowledge and experience in this area.

In addition, with the work I was already doing with the company, I also developed marketing projects for Soliyarn's social media. Which included creating a custom glove set for Professional Team North Face Ice Climber, Kimber Cross (Which was born with an underdeveloped right hand). Using Soliyarn technology, I developed a glove set start to finish that had controlled heating functionality, durable water repellency, and met her needs in frigid weather conditions.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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