Jaime Esslinger has been a Maker since childhood. From sewing, knitting, and embroidery, to painting and woodworking, her creativity has always been an integral part of her life. Originally learning to sew from her mother and grandmother, she continued to build new skills and increase her knowledge as an adult.
All Cottonwood Co. textile products are designed and tested by Jaime. She enjoys integrating different fabrics and sources all materials from right here in the US.
Prior to founding Cottonwood Co., Jaime worked as a Marketing Manager in the Natural Health field. In 2016, she decided she'd had enough of cubicles and professional attire and founded Cottonwood Co. alongside her partner, Michael Smith. It took off quickly and what began as a small Etsy shop has grown to a multi-channel company with a wholesale side.