Jillian Kaufman Grano began her career working for Perry Ellis Men's and Paul Stuart. In 1990 she founded Utility Canvas with her husband Hal Grano. Jillian has 25 years experience designing, merchandising and following production. She splits her time between the Hudson Valley and New York City. She has three children... Odin, Illan and her daughter, Archer.
What is it about clothes that claims so much importance in our lives? For me it is the craft and the richness of the fabrics in which we wrap ourselves. As we travel through our lives our clothes become a language with which we define ourselves and our experiences.