Jana Reiche (*1982) is a native of Berlin, Germany. She attended her first sewing class in elementary school. As a teenager her first internship was at “Mode Center Berlin”, a former showroom, wholesaling and fashion exhibition place. After graduating from high school she went to ESMOD fashion school in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Her graduation collection was a lingerie collection called “patched”. It was inspired by saloon and dancehall ladies of the old west in the 19th century.
During her education Jana went to NYC for summer internships and worked in the garment district of Manhattan. After graduating from fashion school she worked as an assistant-designer in NYC for a year.
Thrilled by the entrepreneurial mood of New York, Jana started her first business in Berlin selling fabrics and trims, giving sewing classes and sewing customized cloth.