Amy Tipton


Hi! I'm the owner at Sassafras. I opened the shop in late 2012 with the mission to promote local small-batch designers, jewelers, and artists from the Pacific Northwest. I'm on a journey to showcase all the great talent in the local area. I produce a small spring collection every year. This page is an introduction to the people in our design studios. They're some of the 50+ people whose products are sold at Sassafras. 


Brittany Forney

Fashion Designer

Brittany produces her line Bartle B., with clean lines, tailored finishes, and playful colors and prints. She's one to watch: look for menswear in addition to women's clothing in the near future. 


Jenn Charkow

Fashion Designer

Jenn's women's clothing line, Stone Crow Designs, includes eco-conscious and vegan designs. Her style is modern gothic and her techniques include non-traditional cuts and sprinkles of hand-dying. 


Katy Flynn

Fashion Designer, Jewelry Manager, Stylist

Katy's line KFLY makes every woman feel good in her own skin. KFLY focuses on reversible clothing, including the signature 4-way reversible bamboo dress, available in sizes XS - 3X. Katy is also the jewelry manager at Sassafras and you can find her in the retail shop a few days per week when she's not in her studio on site. 


Malia Peoples

Fashion Designer, Jeweler, Instructor

Malia is an artist and a sewing/design instructor. Malia's clothing lines, Lady Konnyaku and Other Peoples Polyester can be found at Sassafras. Most recently, Malia has developed her own ceramic jewelry line, Melted Porcelain, and uplifting collection of hand-fired earrings and necklaces featuring 18K gold paint.


Shari Noble

Fashion Designer

La Macón has been an independent power house of handmade leather garments and handbags since 2000. Shari's creative roots take inspiration from the classic silhouettes of the 60s mod scene infused with the new wave years that followed. Think retro silhouettes with a dash of rocker style sprinkled in for good measure. Music is clearly a defining force in her work but she's most known for leather jackets and extraordinary custom work.


ST Rivera

Artist, Art Curator

ST is a self-taught ink artist, born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Her artistic style is best described as circlism, due to the thousands of meticulously placed circles in her drawings. Since moving to Seattle almost four years ago, she has shown her work at numerous artwalks and pop-ups in the area. She was accepted into a juried group exhibition for Bumbershoot 2017 and again in 2018 where she was awarded Best in Show. She has also shown her work Rivera’s work in galleries across the U.S. You can find her at the shop a few days per week as our art curator.