Owner / Seamstress
About the Studio & Seamstress
In true Slow Fashion form, we only use natural, eco friendly and organic fiber fabrics & fellow small businesses for our suppliers. We thoroughly research fabrics before ordering them, look at how sustainable the fibers are as plants, & research what if any chemicals are used in the fabric creation process. We work with companies that feel the same way we do about fabrics & supplies. The focus is slow fashion & natural fibers that are sustainable and eco-friendly.
U.S. sourced fabrics are always the first option, for all the reasons you could think from knowing its origin to supporting our own economy. Imported fabrics, like European linen, are also often found here at the Studio. It's not about what country our fabric is from necessarily, but more about how the fabrics are created and in what conditions.
" I've been sewing clothing since I was a small girl with my moms needle and thread, and it really became my greatest love. My work is inspired by Maine; nature, comfort, simplicity, beauty, ease and style. I've lived in Maine longer than anywhere else, I thrive on the ocean, mountains and forest. I find beauty everywhere I look and try to pull that beauty into my fabrics and designs. There is a very laid back way of life in Maine. We appreciate comfort in our lives, but it's refreshing to also have a sense of style intermixed. Everything that I design and dream up is made 100% in Midcoast Maine. I am always available for questions or help. I get my orders fulfilled as soon as possible and shipped to their new homes. I know how exciting it is to order new clothes and goodies and I want you to get yours as quickly as possible! I love my customers & I aim to please each and every one."
- Katrina Kelley, Seamstress & Owner @ Amphitrite Studio
"How do you say your Studio's name?" & "What does it mean and why?"
Amphitrite is pronounced sort of like this: am-fih-try-tee. In Greek mythology, she was the Goddess of the Sea... Wife of Poseidon, mother to the mermaids & mermen, sea nymphs, dolphins and seals. Also know by poets as the Goddess of the Golden Spindle, which is in regards to spinning golden fibers and certainly seems fitting. The two simple yet main reasons I use her name... the sea & nature is my inspiration in so many ways, and my goal as a garment maker is to make all women feel like a goddess, in comfort & style.