Libby O’Bryan

Libby O’Bryan is the owner of the manufacturing enterprise Sew Co. housed within The Oriole Mill in an effort to preserve the skill of sewing and new model for our domestic production economy.

O’Bryan developed her practice following a career in New York City’s fashion industry with degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Informed by her career in apparel production, O’Bryan creates environments that function outside the commodity driven marketplace as a container for the contemplation of everyday decisions and cultural norms. Drawing parallels from craft, the new art economy, and mass-production, O’Bryan explores the relationships and disconnections between maker, machine, and consumer.