Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Maphies.
Danielle, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Coming from a very creative family, I have always been inspired to find my way as a maker and designer. While attending the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Lakewood, CO. I started my first company, Antique Ontology. A.O. is all about repurposing and up-cycling vintage clothing and giving it a fresh new life. After graduation, I joined the family business in Breckenridge, CO., Marigolds Farmhouse Funk and Junk, where I also sell my handmade jewelry, a curated collection of vintage turquoise. Each A.O. flannel is one of a kind, all hand-dyed and distressed in a unique process. A.O. flannels are perfect for all Coloradan adventurists!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I always try to look at any roadblocks as a way to redirect my creative process. My ideas and creative endeavors are constantly evolving and changing and that’s what makes it exciting. Possibilities are endless and who knows what I will come up with next.
Please tell us about Antique Antology.
Antique Ontology promotes sustainability and the idea of recycling items that were once tossed aside. After graduating art school with a minor is sustainability. I’m very conscious about our impact as humans and the small everyday things we can do to help save the planet. I consider myself a conscious designer, always thinking about the materials I use and reusing as much as possible.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I think Denver and the whole state of Colorado is a fast-growing and open-minded place that sets the scene for a lot of entrepreneurial success. Especially businesses that are geared towards sustainability.
- Address: 215 S. Main Breckenridge, CO 80424
- Phone: 970-389-6743
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @antiqueontology