We have been friends with Gwen and Lindsey-superduo entrepenuers of the Laundress -for many years now. We not only reknit their favorite sweaters in need of hole repair but we also use their products!
Head AlterKnitter Miriam can’t get enough of her favorite Laundress scent Baby. She uses both the detergent and fabric fresh spray on just about everything she owns.
They have just opened the cutest retail shop in Soho, NYC. So next time you’re downtown strolling the streets make sure to stop in. You at least need some of the Wool and Cashmere shampoo to keep your knits fresh and moth hole free!
Meet Gwen and Lindsey :
What have we fixed for you?
G: Lots – endless holes in sweaters and my black Ralph Lauren dress that ripped! Also James’ suit pants that had torn.
L: My quilted, wool CHANEL vest and CHANEL scarf. You also saved my husband’s cashmere Brunello Cucinelli coat…the list goes on. Alterknit is a complete lifesaver!
What is your favorite restaurant in NYC?
G: Hmmm. I love my go to places. Tartine Café is one of them!
L: I love Il Mulino and Yama Sushi. I’m all about food and service – not the scene.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
G: Go to my weekend house to get away.
L: Spend as much time with my family and kids as possible.
What inspired you to start your business?
G: My cashmere sweaters.
L: My expensive dry cleaning bills!
Do you have a favorite sweater brand?
G: I love my Ralph Lauren sweaters even after 10 – 15 years of having them!
L: Anything cashmere – I love Loro Piana.
What is your favorite holiday?
What was your first job?
G: I had lots of jobs growing up! In high school I worked at Banana Republic. My first job after college was at Ralph Lauren in women’s design.
L: Working at my parents’ candy store!
What was the last book you read?
G: Vacation reading: The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore, Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson, and A Curious Career after meeting author Lynn Barber in May.
L: The Knockoff: A Novel by Lucy Sykes
Whole Foods or Trader Joe?
G: Neither – I prefer the farmer’s market.
L: Whole Foods
Cow Milk or Almond Milk?
G&L: Cow milk!
Flats or heels?
Dye hair or go gray?
G&L: Dye Hair
Botox or not?
L: No Botox – Facials and the right skincare can do wonders!
Regular or diet?
L: It’s all about your lifestyle. Healthy diet and balance is a winning combo.
Favorite sports team?
L: I love tennis and European soccer.
What did you have for breakfast?
L: A smoothie!
Who is your favorite superhero?
L: The Bionic Woman
What is your favorite website?
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
G: A Fashion Designer – I moved on!
L: A Veterinarian.
If you could live in another place where would it be?
G: The U.K.
L: Geneva or Mexico! It depends on the season.