Rochelle Porter has never met a blank surface she didn’t want to draw on. A lifelong lover of global design traditions, the Atlanta-based artist takes cues from the breezy hues of her Caribbean roots, the stark simplicity of Scandinavian design and the boldness of West African weaves to create vibrant, eye-catching textiles for athleisure, accessories and home decor. Her travel-inspired patterns feature joyful, unexpected bursts of color, and classic motifs with a fresh, modern twist.
After learning of the unethical labor practices of today’s “fast fashion” industry, Rochelle nearly abandoned her dream of becoming a designer. That is, until she discovered that style could also be sustainable. Combining her passion for patterns with her commitment to responsible manufacturing, she created Rochelle Porter Design (RPD), a lifestyle brand specializing in thoughtfully made goods.
True to its tagline, “Design for abundant living,” the company believes everyone along the value chain should have the chance to live well—from the farmer who picks the pesticide-free organic cotton for its textiles, to the customer who puts them on her sofa. RPD prioritizes fair pay and the use of organic materials whenever possible.