Katie Martinez’s fashion mission was to create a modest and stylish brand with a business mission to fight sex trafficking. It was a dream that seemed too big for a girl from a farm in Iowa. However, Katie found lots of favor in New York City’s fashion industry. She graduated from the prestigious fashion design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and was promoted many times as she worked hard for fashion companies. She realized that her experience, connections, savings, and faith were all she needed.
Katie knew the first step in making her savings last would be erasing NYC rent! She moved back home to Mom and Dad’s farm in Iowa to help her budget, while fully dedicating her time on Elegantees. In September 2010, the first collection was released online and became a success in the Midwest. Click to read more.
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