Passion Lillie is a women's fair trade and eco-friendly clothing line with a mission to empower artisans across the world by creating dignified employment opportunities. We use colorful artisanal hand block printed and handwoven fabrics in modern, streamlined silhouettes. Katie Schmidt is the designer, pattern-maker, and owner. "I do all the designs, patterns and samples by hand. My designs are 100% original and my heart and soul goes into them. I create the concept for the silhouette then work with fabric (pinning it on a dress form and using lots of math) to create a pattern. I then create a paper pattern for all the different sizes and a final fabric sample, so this one design can be made multiple times. I sketch out and design the fabric in partnership with block printers and weavers in India. The entire design process takes 6 months for a collection of 30 different styles."