“Hustle & Sew”
Designer. Entrepreneur. Fashion Professional.
Dru Thompson continues to grow as a constant in Northeast Ohio’s business and art community not only as a fashion entrepreneur, but is gaining ground as a writer, mentor, community leader and educator.
The designer's journey in fashion started at an early age as she began sewing at the age of 13. Dru later strengthened her creative talents in college where she pursued fashion design and further developed a love for the industry.
After graduation from The University of Akron, Dru set out with a new determination to fully cultivate her talents as a designer and entrepreneur. She continued to develop her creative skills while studying various facets of the fashion and art industry. Dru continued to showcase and market her clothing line, 'druewho?' In the Northeast Ohio area through fashion showcases, and local boutiques
After years of building a following under the designer name, 'druewho?', Thompson changed to 'Dru Christine' – deriving from a combination of her college nickname, (Dru) and her middle name, (Christine). The name change also reflected her growth as a designer and the maturity of her clients that grew with the brand.
In August 2012, Thompson opened, Dru Christine Fabrics and Design, a fashion design studio which continues to flourish in Lake Affect Studios (1615 East 25th Street in Cleveland, Ohio). The studio is home for the designer's custom
clientele as well carries pieces from Dru Christine's up to the moment apparel for women and men, vintage and contemporary Fabrics and a rare collection of notions. The space also accomadates a variety of sewing and creative workshops.
Recently, Dru has transferred her fashion and entrepreneurial expertise to other areas; as a Fashion educator at Cleveland School of the Arts, fashion and lifestyle writer for www.coolcleveland.com and partnering with several Northeast Ohio organizations as a business mentor, guest speaker and image consultant.
To stay updated with Dru Thompson:
Official Website: www.druchristine.com
Facebook: Dru Christine Fabrics & Design
LinkedIn: Dru Thompson
Wordpress: “Hustle & Sew” www.druchristine.wordpress.com