Descending from generations of Armenian weavers and dyers, Jane Porter carries her love for beautiful fabric and color in every fashion accessory she creates. Jane selects silk, wool, cotton and cashmere fabrics with weave structures that enhance the scarf’s drape and comfort.
Her passion for textiles and color began at an early age. Growing up near New York City, her grandmother, Ardemis Bedrosian, a fashion designer in her own right, taught her about excellent fabrics. Together they designed and sewed all of Jane’s dance and party dresses in the 1960’s.
Her first line of Egyptian cotton dresses were sold in Philadelphia boutiques in 1968. Costume design for The Colgate University Theater in 1970 allowed her to develop different skills of scale and production. Even through careers in nursing and investment management, fashion and textiles remained her true love. Jane learned machine and hand knitting, experimenting with color and structure that laid the groundwork for her future designs.