Greetings from San Diego, California! I'm Timmithea Leeds, owner and fashion designer of the brand Timmithea! About three years ago I decided to launch my own brand. I was a teacher and manager of a Montessori school at the time. I learned to sew at a young age and have always sewn my own dresses for work and special occasions.
It seemed like every new school year, I'd have a mom or two of the students in my class ask me where I bought my clothes. When they discovered that I made them, they inquired if I could make something for them, too. I did, of course! Later, while browsing through the help wanted ads, I stumbled upon an opportunity to make several dresses for a local designer who had a fashion show coming up and needed help. After producing two dresses from sketches the designer gave me, I realized I had the skillset to do what I loved. I decided I had to find a way to do this for a career- and the brand Timmithea was born.
Fast forward several years, I received invitations to show my work at fashion shows in Paris, New York, Canada, Los Angeles, and London. However, it was during my first two shows at Fashion Week San Diego that I developed my style - the CAL MOD look. I love to use vibrant colors and create elegant, classic designs. My goal was and is to create looks that women would love and wear for as many seasons as possible. The marriage of classic designs with a modern twist and fabulous fabrics achieves this.
I also believe it is important to be eco-conscious. I am not part of the fast fashion movement and see its dire effects on our environment. I don’t create overstock and waste that could eventually end up in landfills. Rather, I believe there are ways to develop and manufacture clothing that has minimal impact on the environment. First, I create smart designs that use as much as the fabric as possible and the least amount of fabric scraps. Second, I employ local independent female contractors to make the garments when ordered and who need the extra income to support their families. Furthermore, with each collection, I am determined to find ways to create high-quality garments that is eco-friendly, and that women will love to wear season after season.
Please join me, Timmithea, and be a part of the eco-glamorous movement. Now you can be earth conscious about what you are wearing, too. My fashion brand, Timmithea offers high-quality dresses with the environment in mind! I invite you to be Eco-Glamorous with me! -Timmithea