Company Founder: Emily Kirby
Share a fun fact about your brand or your story/ tell us about your products:
Before heading to college, my dad told me I should think about majoring in Graphic Design. Being a stubborn teenage girl, I quickly turned that idea down. Ha! A few years after graduating college, I realized he may have had a good point. :) So I went back to school for a graphic design, and that was the start of Texture Design Co! Lesson learned, sometimes parents have really good advice.
Who is another local maker you admire?
I’m a huge fan of the beautiful weavings by Sunwoven. I love Erin’s use of color; she puts together the yummiest color combinations! We have one of her pieces in our living room, and it really makes me smile. We now carry these weavings in our store, too!
What’s your favorite Charleston Restaurant?
Basil is my “tried and true”! It was one of the first restaurants I visited when I moved to Charleston 11 years ago, and it is still a top favorite. Their Thai food never gets old!
What is your favorite song to jam out to while you create products or look for inspiration?
It changes regularly, but this week I’ve listened to ’Say Something’ by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake on repeat.
What is your favorite product you offer right now and what was the inspiration behind it/why will people love it?
A Charleston Baby’s First Year Book will forever be a favorite project! I started working on it when we found out that we were expecting our first child. I wanted to create a baby book that I was excited to fill out, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. The pages are full of colorful illustrations of Charleston, and I think it is the perfect baby gift for new parents in the Lowcountry!