Blackbird Underpinnings: A New Oakland-based Intimate Apparel Line - Kristin Scheel
Local artist Marin Camille remembers the first time she bought lingerie. She will tell you that it was the perfect thing and the right occasion, and it is an experience she wants you to have. Marin has also always wanted to design her own line of vintage lingerie, and this year, that lace-and-silk fantasy is becoming reality.
In the run up to forming their LLC this year, Marin and Julia have benefited from programs such as the East Bay SCORE — which offers low-cost workshops in business development, as well as garment industry mentors such as Lana Hogue of Peoplewearsf — as they developed the nuts and bolts of their plan, identified fabric sources, retooled their website, and finalized their designs. The partners have spent the past year getting ready for the anticipated launch this spring.