"It is totally possible to be beautiful and comfortable at the same time."
~ Kate Lamarre, owner and designer of the women's custom clothing line, Woolen Moss
By: Anne Auten
Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of New York, in the idyllic village of Trumansburg, Kate Lamarre sits sipping tea in the sewing studio of her rustic, yet modern home, enjoying the warmth from her wood burning stove on a dramatically cloudy, fall afternoon. Since 2010, Kate has been offering her unique, mix-and-match, interchangeable ensembles available with custom sizing in an Organic Cotton/Bamboo blend and her niche market of Organic Merino Wool in her Etsy store, WoolenMoss.
Kate is her own best advertising. She wears several layers of her line: yoga pants, a short skirt, and two layered cowl neck tunics. Her presence is relaxed yet energetic, casual yet elegant. We've enjoyed a leisurely saunter around her property, led by the family dog, and now, fueled by invigorating outdoor temperatures, we begin our interview.