Two Penny Blue began in 2010 in a humble 8x10 office in the attic of an old home on the outskirts of Boston, MA. I would work whenever I could steal a few moments away. At first, the task - creating an incredible line of jackets and blazers with a social mission of educating girls around the world - with no formal fashion training and a tiny budget seemed.. well, impossible. It was exciting, scary, exhilarating, and by most accounts, simply crazy. The order was a tall one and the standards of excellence for the collection were exceedingly high and uncompromising - the fit needed to be perfect, the fabrics the finest in the world, the craftsmanship the best I'd ever seen, and the jackets modern classics. But hour by hour, day by day, sleepless night by sleepless night, the passion for the company only grew stronger and the dream of Two Penny Blue became a reality. In July, 2012 I launched our first collection of jackets and blazers. The response was overwhelming and I packed orders up to the ceiling in the attic until 2am thinking "wow , we might just have something here." And we do. The dusty office in the attic has grown into an 3-story eclectic design studio in a great shopping district in Chicago. Our global impact has grown exponentially. The passion, the mission, the excitement, and crazy determination are stronger than ever. Our story is just beginning.