About Ipseity Designs

About Ipseity Designs

Ipseity, (pronounced Ip-see-ity) is an old English word meaning expression of one’s own individuality.

Ipseity is a Portland based design studio established in 2002 by designer Keri Ann Roberts. With a degree in apparel design and a background in yoga, dance and movement based arts, her designs emphasize a flow and freedom of movement, empowering to every woman.

With an emphasis on the drape, fluidity and sculptural aspects of stretch knit fabrics, each garment is designed to accentuate and flatter the female form. Impeccable comfort and fit is the cornerstone of company.    

This expressive, movement based style has been characterized as femininity with an edge…..flirty and feminine, yet distinguished by contrasting edginess such as sharp angles, asymmetry and bold design detailing.

With a focus on sustainable business practices, we take into consideration the entire process from design and materials to sourcing and production. All decisions are made with the intention of being as environmentally and socially responsible as possible.

Everything is locally made in Portland, Oregon. Some of the fabrics currently used are either organic, biodegradable or recycled. We wish to incorporate more of these types of fabrics into our collections in the future. Other sustainable business practices include little or no use of trims (biodegradability factor), local sourcing and production, limited use of packaging, re-use of scrap fabrics, onsite recycling, etc.

In a world dominated by mass produced products and global trends, Ipseity seeks to inspire women to find their own personal expression of style; Their own personal Ipseity. Guided by this sensibility, Ipseity Designs exemplify this freedom of expression, giving women a chance to stand out, to move freely, and to feel unique and beautiful in their own form.

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