Sarah Mark is passionate about working with textiles, especially creating works out of scrap fabrics which were going to be thrown in the trash. She believes in the beauty of transformation and enjoys expressing those realities through the use of re-purposing fabrics. As an artist, designer, and activist, she is dedicated to producing works that are ethically made from an environmental perspective as well as from a human rights perspective.
Sarah got her BFA from Seattle Pacific University in fashion design and art and also got an AA in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Since 2001 she has designed for a variety of apparel manufacturer’s in Los Angeles, designed & manufactured her own line of women’s apparel, and co-founded a non-profit art gallery. In 2008 she helped launch a design-centric social business called Raven + Lily, whose mission is to create economic opportunities for impoverished women through fair trade partnerships.
Sarah currently does freelance design work for Raven + Lily and continues to work on her fiber art and fashion dedicated to using 100% re-purposed fabrics. She is also dedicated to educating consumers about the importance of fair trade and the impact ethical production can have in an effort to fight global poverty.