Meet the team
Alice Alexander is a vertically-integrated company, which is just a fancy way of saying we design, pattern, cut and sew everything we retail without outsourcing to a factory.
For us, the only way to ensure transparency and accountability in our production was to be the ones who make the clothes. What started as a lone woman and a sewing machine has grown into a team of 4 responsible for every garment made here at Alice Alexander.
Mary Alice Duff (she/ her)
Owner/ founder Mary Alice is responsible for the day-to-day operations and long term strategic direction of the brand. Learn more about Mary Alice here.
Geneva Sessums (she/ her)
Geneva leads our production and design team. Geneva's passion for sustainable clothing, body inclusivity and workers' rights blossomed while studying Fashion Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has grown in the past eight years of working as a seamstress and pattern maker for a variety of businesses. Her philosophy is "high impact with low effort." She lives in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia with her boyfriend and their big dog Zeff.
Abigail Stenner (they/ them)
Abby is a design and production assistant at Alice Alexander and was our first hire! They have a Bachelor's of Science in Apparel Design from the University of Delaware and have sewed professionally for 10 years. Abby has worked for several theaters in the Philadelphia area as a contracted Sewing Technician and craftsperson. Abby enjoys working as part of the Alice Alexander team, contributing to the production of sustainable, fashionable and unique garments. When they aren't sewing (which is both their hobby and their job) they play dungeons and dragons with friends every other week.
Sofia Warren (she/ her)
Sofia is the Marketing Assistant at Alice Alexander and attended Buffalo State College graduating with two degrees: Fashion Merchandising and Public Communications. Sofia loves working with small businesses and helping them develop their brand. Alice Alexander is her first job in fashion and she is proud to work with people who are making a difference in the industry. As a Philly transplant, she is excited to explore the city and call it home with her boyfriend and their dog, Cleo.