Who we are
Beatrice Forms is Alison Hughes and Nathan Barefield, both makers first and engineers maybe third or fourth. In 2014, after ten years of the Silicon Valley hustle, we quit our tech jobs at Apple and moved to small farm in Colorado in search of a calmer life in nature. Instead, we found ourselves jumping headlong into rehabilitating nine acres of farmland, raising dairy goats, and completely transforming our barn into our dream workshop.
Last year, we founded a product design studio called Little Barn Industries where we helped startups build their technologies and fabricate their products. We built our consulting business upon everything we had learned over the years, from engineering consumer electronics and software to tailoring custom overalls and building steel bicycle frames.
It didn’t take long before we couldn’t stop thinking about our own idea to help garment makers take on one of their biggest challenges: making clothes that fit. As passionate craftspeople with a heartfelt understanding of what a good tool can do, we believe we are the best people for this job. At this stage in our lives, we can’t think of any pursuit more gratifying or humbling.
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