Alexandra is a gutsy garmento who cuts her teeth on the New York fashion runway making clothes for some of the city's top designers. brbr The company launched in January 2009 with nothing but some free time, a used sewing machine and a wicked pair of scissors. President Obama had just been inaugurated into his first term in office and, as her own personal stimulus package, the first pillow that sold said "Yes We Can." brbr Her best ideas usually happen early in the morning on the East River Drive of Manhattan, testing the bass limit on her car speakers. Other inspiration comes from the simplicity of mid-century modern, the innocence of early American Folk art, and the mystery of a Roy Lichtenstein painting. brbr These days, there isn't very much free time, and the scissors got a little more high-tech, but the same sewing machine still joins every pillow. It's American-made manufacturing from recycled materials that any side of the aisle can be excited about.