FOUNDER & DESIGNER
French Knot is the creation of designer Lindsay Mason, whose work emphasizes a playful blend of color, texture and embellishments. Lindsay graduated from Syracuse University’s Fashion and Textiles Design program. She has since worked in the fashion and textiles industry, designing for companies such as Simplicity, Free People, and Icelandic Design. Lindsay started French Knot nine years ago, after moving back to her hometown in Massachusetts. Then, in 2017, Lindsay and her husband relocated to Lafayette, Indiana for Dan's job. Lindsay moved the business and is happily adjusting to life in Indiana. With the help of all the wonderful people below, French Knot continues to be successful.
Lindsay enjoys: exploring her new Indiana surroundings, DIY projects, and she's still trying to find a good spot for hiking with her husband Dan and their dog, Wilbur (see picture below).
Chelsea loves textiles and is driven to make the best product in the most thoughtful way. After a decade of working in domestic manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest, she moved to Philadelphia to study textiles, specifically knit design. She fell in love with the craft and worked as a knitwear designer in both New York and St. Louis. After working in the high-pressure fashion industry, Chelsea found herself seeking the slower and more ethical side of production. Eventually she found her way to the manufacturing side of the business at French Knot, a company takes time to make thoughtful product that last for years.
Chelsea enjoys: tending to her large dye garden which is full of plants to use for dyeing textiles. Her favorite plants are indigo, cosmos, and sunflowers. When her hands aren’t deep in a dye pot, you can find her on a bike adventure, most likely with a coffee stop.
MARKETING & SALES MANAGER
Ryan comes from the advertising world where she worked for creative agencies such as Alldayeveryday, Your Majesty and MFG Creative Co. She managed projects from experiential marketing to digital, video production, branding, and events for heavy-hitting brands like Levi’s, Revlon, Spotify, and Warner Bros. Coming all the way from LA, Ryan’s been on the West Coast for the last two years and NYC for ten years before that. She made the decision to move to the brand side of things after hearing about French Knot’s open positions as she resonated with French Knot’s fair trade practices, unique designs, and female lead operation.
Ryan enjoys: vintage and antique shopping, hiking and catching up with friends worldwide. Of course, she’s a dog lover with a vizsla and a golden doodle mix pup named Luciana.
An Indiana native, Grace graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design with a degree in Fashion Design this past May. After graduation, she relocated to Philadelphia to intern at Anthropologie on their cut-and-sew knits team. Grace lives and breathes all things art and fashion. Before receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, she earned her Associate’s degree in Fine Art. With Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. as her style icons, Grace loves to make her own clothing. When she’s not sewing, she spends her free time drawing, painting and reading. Grace loves a good cup of coffee and is absolutely obsessed with her dog, Harper. Needless to say, she’s fitting in with our team perfectly!
Sher helps Lindsay with the technical side of design from creating tech packs to labeling the knit patterns. Lindsay and Sher worked together for three years in Colorado and have stayed in touch since.
Sher’s background is in costume design, dance, theatre and garment construction. She has a fine arts degree from the University of Oregon and has worked as tech designer in knitwear for 12 years. She has a huge crush on Wilbur and Luciana and is very fond of Lindsay and her team.
Ken & Carol Mason
Ken and Carol are Lindsay’s parents and Co-Owners. They believed in French Knot from the very beginning and during the busy months they travel to Indiana to help out with everything from processing orders to packing shipments.
Ken enjoys: spending his days off restoring antique cars as well as designing and building things around the house.
Carol enjoys: cooking, baking, and babysitting Wilbur.
Wilbur & Luciana
Wilbur and Luciana are French Knot's resident pups. Wilbur is Lindsay's 11 year old Miniature Schnauzer and Luciana is Ryan's 1 1/2 year old Vizsla & Golden Doodle mix. They usually come into the office everyday to provide just enough laughs and vet any deliveries to ensure our safety. Their favorite part of the day is lunch time snacks.
Wilbur & Luciana enjoy: barking at delivery people, chasing each other around the office, stealing each other's beds, taking naps and trying on accessories to ensure fit.