Kristine, Responsive Textiles
"Femme Society is like therapy. It provides an incredible community of support and environment for growth. Connecting with so many inspiring women through this group has been a huge motivator. I’ve only been a member for a few months and have already noticed a big shift in myself. As a creative, my instinct was to focus on the work I was making, “and the sales will come.” This was a great dream, but it didn't really work. I was neglecting the other aspects of running my business (hello marketing and partnerships), and my sales reflected it. Femme's monthly calls with Shannan have been pivotal in reorienting my priorities and helping me develop these other areas. Her insights and feedback are gold, and I can't wait to see where my business grows from here."
Kristine Rodriguez is the founder, designer and knitter of the sustainable knitwear brand RESPONSIVE TEXTILES. She was finishing up a graphic design degree at the Rhode Island School of Design when she discovered the knitting machine in an elective class, and it turned out to be a game changer. Kristine graduated that spring with this one class under her belt and knitwear as her new direction. Jumping in with both feet, she founded RESPONSIVE TEXTILES in 2014 and currently runs the brand out of her Augusta, GA studio. RSPNSV TXTLS has since presented at NY and LA Fashion Week.