Gretchen Comly is the founder and creator of her namesake. Her career as a marketing acquisitions vice president for Universal Studios and Dreamworks took a turn towards her passion, design. Gretchen creates a lush urban line of jewelry and knitwear for the bold independent woman, handmade in her home studio in East Hampton, NY. Her inspiration is derived from extensive travels and trekking/mountaineering in Italy, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, Guatemala and South East Asia, as well as several years of residence in Amish country in Pennsylvania, Sydney, Australia, Hong Kong, Grenoble, France and London. She studied economics at Hollins College, Virginia and the University of London. Her design background was derived in the evenings at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Otis School of Design in Los Angeles while bringing start up internet companies public in Silicon Valley.