Our Meet Our Makers series is back this week with Alyssa Graef Bankowski of Graefic Design. Our customers have been loving her unisex Charleston shirts, hats, and travel tumblers. She recently added some gold foil prints, too! Learn a little more about Alissa below.
Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now.
I haven't been yet but I'm dying to try Workshop!
Who is another local maker you admire?
Annie from @tidaljewelry_byannie and Danielle Fabrega of @thetownserif.
What is your favorite product right now and what's the inspiration behind it?
My new CHS women's hats. I wanted to create something really feminine and relevant, so I took my handwritten CHS logo and embroidered it on these amazing violet hats (which is the pantone color of the year!) and I couldn't be more excited. It'll be my go-to hat for a while.
What's your favorite song to jam out to while you're making/designing?
I not-so-secretly love old school hip-hop, so anything in that genre but lately the song "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods is my jam.
Share a tip or tell us a fun fact about you/ your products.
Fun fact: I LOVE to cook. I think it feeds into my creativity since I can concoct various recipes from ingredients I have on hand and come up with new, exciting drinks and food combos. I run a side insta (@concoction.kitchen) that I play around with food and drink concoctions, post some of my best meals while traveling, etc. Here's one of my fav salad recipes that's perfect for spring and summer.
Alissa will be joining us again as a summer vendor, so come shop her awesome products soon!