Every brand has a story, but Patten also has a purpose.
It all started when two stylish women decided to stop compromising. Meet Leigh Ann Warner and Sara Gillespie. Two women. Two different backgrounds. One uncompromising brand.
A letter from the founders...
"For the last year, we have been dreaming up this little company and we are thrilled you have stopped by to take a look. As two ladies living in Michigan, we understand so very well that living in a climate that gives you the four seasons is beautiful but can also present some big challenges on the fashion front. So often, living in this climate forces us to compromise our style and dress around the weather – for days, weeks, sometimes months on end. Well, we are tired of compromising – so, we have set out to create and curate accessories to elevate your style, whatever the weather.
Come rain, snow, sleet or hell (oops, hail) our goal is to have you covered and looking great. We are starting out with a few products we love – hope you will, too – and have plans for other weather-related accessories in the months to come.
Building this company has been a great reminder to us that as women, we must encourage and empower one another. Our goal is to empower you to step out stylishly whatever the weather brings, but we also strive to promote an attitude of empowerment. We love the mantra, Empowered women empower women. That’s our call to action in the products we bring and the attitude we promote. With that vision in mind, we feel so fortunate to be a sponsor of the empowHER Leadership Retreat for young girls created by Michigan State University’s head women’s basketball coach, Suzy Merchant and the Eli Broad College of Business. Suzy is a great champion of young women and recognizes the need to provide forums to create female leaders in our community. We are honored to be affiliated with this organization as we launch our company. It is our greatest desire to keep moving forward while always giving back.
So, please make yourself comfortable and stay awhile. We would love to hear from you whether you love our products, think we have some work to do, or have other product ideas. Also, we invite you join our virtual soiree on Facebook (Patten Place) and Instagram (@patten.place). We would love to connect with you and see how you #PattenYourStyle."
Sara and Leigh Ann