The Nisolo Origin Story
Co-founded by Patrick Woodyard and Zoe Cleary in Nashville, Nisolo envisions a fashion industry that values people and the planet just as much as the end consumer. As Woodyard worked on a development project in Trujilo, Peru, he stumbled across local artisans hand-crafting exceptional leather goods who had trouble accessing the global market to sell them. He returned home and partnered with fashion-industry-alum, Zoe Cleary, and launched Nisolo to provide sustainable employment for these artisans, while offering a better way of doing business to the rest of the fashion industry, worldwide. Since its founding in 2011, Nisolo has kept true to its mission by becoming a Climate Neutral and B-Corp Certified business and investing in living wages and forest conservation.