Meet the Makers
Growing up on opposite sides of the country, it was unlikely that Veronica and Olivia would ever meet. What made it even more unlikely was that Veronica went to the technically focused college of the Fashion Institute of Technology, while Olivia studied at the conceptually based Parsons The New School for Design. But because they were both seeking a faith community, their paths soon crossed.
What started as a friendship over Christ, coffee and conscious clothing soon blossomed into a business idea as they both experienced the problems facing the fashion industry first hand. Upon discussing the issues of fast fashion with their friends they found the typical consumer had few alternatives. There was a gap between high-end ready to wear and fast fashion that no one in the industry was tapping into.
They thought that if they could change the system of how things were produced, they could provide each woman with an intentional, beautiful garment that was worthy of wearing. At Litany, we believe that each woman deserves clothing that inspires a sense of awe within her daily life, so we carefully craft our garments instead of mass-producing them, utilizing custom measurements with pattern making technology to make each garment unique. Our clothes are a reflection of the truth, beauty and goodness we find in our faith and want to share with you.
Welcome to Litany. We’re so happy to have you.
The crafts-woman of the seams in your clothes, Veronica graduated from FIT with degrees in fashion design, entrepreneurship, and a penchant for historical garments. Her favorite part of the design process is after putting the customer’s measurements into the pattern pieces and starting to sew them together, when she gets to see how it will fit someone’s unique body. She loves her faith, Renaissance paintings of Judith and Holofernes, and period drama memes.
The positive energy behind customer experience and marketing, Rachael studied Professional Writing with a minor in Public Relations at Champlain College. After graduation she spent a year as a Communications/Fundraising Associate in AmeriCorps and then worked as a contributor for 50+ women's publication Joy magazine. Having always been a fashionista and tree hugger, working for Litany is the perfect fit. In her free time, she can be found writing, hula-hooping, or finding cool vintage shops.
Now a postulant with the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, Olivia co-created the vision for Litany prior to her entrance. She studied fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design and created a capsule collection inspired by the Sorrowful Mysteries for her senior thesis. Today she provides a backbone of prayer for our mission while serving the terminally ill and living a contemplative community life.
The writer expressing the mission and intention of Litany, Mary completed her master of arts in theology at Ave Maria University. She has dreamed of not only teaching high school religion, but also writing on style specifically with the faith and ethical practices in mind. It is her joy to research the deeper meaning behind ordinary names, materials, and places as well as always looking for what the Lord might be trying to communicate through these things. She is a huge advocate of local coffeeshops, counseling, and developing one’s personal style.