Meet Diane Ray Graf of ReDifind
tell us about your products. where they are made. who makes them. favorite product features.
I create one of a kind refashioned clothes finished with whip stitch details and my branding of the rescued symbol.
tell us about your connection to Chicago. your neighborhood.
I scour the neighborhoods around the greater Chicago area looking for unique clothes to re-purpose and rescue.
what do you love about your business, your industry.
I love my concept....our landfills are full of discarded clothes and I think about my product as giving clothes a second life!
tell us about your design inspiration - space, smells, colors, textures.
My design space would be considered controlled inspiration bursting with matched pieces ready to go.
what advice do you have for other creative entrepreneurs?
Love what you do ...because if others and not responding and sales slow....know in your heart it brings you joy and press on!
share a favorite quote, a mantra.
The harder you work the luckier you get. I need to stitch that on a pillow
surprise us with your secret talent, fact, etc.
I can paint with one hand while drawing with the other.
what's the most common question you get about your business?
“You make all this?”
tell us about your process for making + creating.
I see colors and textures very clear in my brain....which allows me to practically see the final piece all designed in my head before I even begin.
name 3 local makers/brands that inspire you and why.
I like any Boho vibe clothes, Cloth and Stone and Free people
what is the best advice you've ever been given and how has it shaped you and your business?
Do what you do best and let others do the rest.
is there something else you would like to share?
Are you ready for compliments? If yes come shop at ReDifind
Connect with ReDifind
@Redifindclothes on Instagram
@Redifind on facebook