Welcome to my portfolio website. My name is Erin Harris and I am a Seattle based designer. Per the 2013 American Communities Survey, I am one of the only 238,052 American women who ride a bicycle daily*. I want to inspire more women to ride bikes by making products that are fashionable and functional, and make them feel good about themselves and what they are doing. The challenge of merging function with fashion thrills me. My bikes have been my main transportation for nearly 15 years, and as such my sense of fashion has been shaped by cycling year-round and in all weather. Cycling fashion has become my life style: I ride in my clothes rain or shine, so my clothes must fit for cycling.
Needle Through Brick is bags and outerwear for living by bicycle. Natural fibers are used to create waterproof breathable garments while minimizing the ecological shadow of production. These garments are intended to be worn, loved, washed, and worn again.
The Needle Through Brick collections have been shown at the 2014 New York Fashion Academy and at local art shows.
*Data from The League of American Bicyclists website: http://bikeleague.org/content/updated-bike-commute-data-released
All images in this website are used with permission from the photographers Charles Hetrick, Jeff Lantz, Michael Cline, and Bret Doss