Hello, I'm Eleni Sophocleus.
When I was three years old, I cut up my favorite pink dress.
This was the beginning of a lifelong desire to create. As a student of Waldorf education, I learned how to knit, weave, sew, felt and dye, which created the foundation of my design principles. In my early grades I showed up to school in a “uniform” of self-expression and mismatched socks, and by eighth grade I had designed, patterned, and sewn my first dress. Accompanied by the soundtrack of my mother’s piano studio and my cello lessons, I learned that creativity is boundless and that other forms of art can enhance my own.
In the fast-paced environment of the fashion industry, I continue to find inspiration in my education as I apply these values and techniques to the concept of slow fashion. My designs focus on sustainability, hand-made textiles, and inclusive sizing. I have interned with brands that support these principles, including Zac Posen and Target’s A New Day, and studied with industry professionals in Paris, Florence, and NYC.
After graduating from Kent State University with a BA in Fashion Design into the middle of a global pandemic, the future was looking quite different than I had planned. I packed up and moved back to Minneapolis, MN, where I grew up.
I was unsure where the world was headed, but I knew I couldn't stand still. I began to commission custom up-cycled garments under the name Remnant Goods, and formed Parker & Bell- a graphic tee brand with uplifting messages.
I am working to create fashion that is kind to both the environment and the consumer.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting!