Like so many, life’s stumbles led us to a time of travel + exploration. We landed in India together in July of 2014. Though Katie had the idea of MIRTH years prior after discovering handmade batik worlships in Bali and (unsuccessfully) trying to find all-day appropriate caftans, this trip served as the final catalyst for MIRTH, which launched 2 years later.
What exactly inspired us isn't clear. It was the foggy hills of Dehradun and the boy in the temple down the road in Shahpura. It was the driver in Uddaipur who became our uncle and the block printer who we shared a day with in the mustard fields of Bagru. They all helped us find our way to MIRTH. After a day hunting for textiles in the magical city of Jaipur, MIRTH was born, named after the feeling of pure happiness we both felt after deciding to pursue this new adventure. We went to India a bit lost, and left found. Literally, we could not hold back our mirth from then on. We kept coming back to this idea that encompassed the things we loved—creativity, travel, unforced style, and doing something that matters-- and finally concluded we couldn’t rest until we at least tried it.