Our History

In the Spring of 2008, Stix and Roses designer Sararose was asked to show her couture evening wear collection in New York Fashion Week's Fall 2008 shows. Headlining along side Nicole Miller, Sararose, showcased an avant-garde collection inspired by the Redwood Forests. Luxurious textiles and larger than life capes and head pieces, her collection was met with rave reviews. 

Sararose, was living in San Francisco at the time she was approached by one of the assistant producers for the couture shows. She was attending school at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. A collection of sketches for a final project, never could she  have imagined seeing those pieces come to life, let alone walk down the runways of the most sought after shows in the industry.

Six months after being asked to join the show and months of driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles to work with some of the finest couture seamstresses, and balancing being a full time student, Sararose flew to New York City for her debut show. 

The whirlwind week was a dream come true and catapulted Sararose into the world of custom design couture wear. Following NYFW, she travelled the country participating and hosting hundreds of fashion shows and creating her first r-t-w (ready-to-wear) collection. 

Sararose has always had a heart for giving back and aspired to create a brand built on a foundation of fashion that gives back and does that planet good. 

Long before the #whomademyclothes movement and influx of sustainable + vegan + slow fashion business models, Stix and Roses pioneered and was founded on ethical local production, sustainable textiles, and giving back with every purchase. It was never about following a trend but creating one. But this trend was a trend that, Sararose and the founders of Stix and Roses believed, would never go out of style. 

Stix and Roses supports a network of local fashion entrepreneurs from pattern to sample, grading to cutting, and production. 

We continue to hold fast to our beliefs, while designing capsule collections that are built to stand the test of time. We design classic edgy wardrobe staples for the modern woman. 

Ocean Conservancy has been at the core of our heart since 2008, and we continue to support local and global organizations. Our philanthropy work has grown and we are so happy to be able to use fashion to inspire and support a more connected conscious world.  

We are so glad you made it here and have become a part of our story. We can't wait to see what the future holds.