Our shout-out this week goes to Sarah Schumacher, a 2011 Stout graduate and clothing designer working in New York. Sarah designed The LumberJack Onsie that’s now being sold by American Eagle Outfitters. Sarah says she was inspired by the “lumberjack hipsters wearing flannels and trapper hats” all around Brooklyn.
The product received positive national publicity just before Christmas. A website, Refinery29.com, named the Lumberjack Onesie one of the “top 30 gifts for any man in your life.”
“It definitely feels great when you put in all that hard work and get such kind words,” said Schumacher, adding that she posted the article on her Facebook page and Instagram accounts and “had huge reactions of support to it.”
Schumacher has worked for American Eagle Outfitters since 2013. She has been designing men’s underwear, graphic T-shirts and men’s woven shirts.
“I have loved my career so far. I could have never imagined I would be a designer living in New York City. I don’t know where my career still has to take me, but I am incredibly thankful for everyone who has helped me get to where I am today,” she said, noting that she works in Manhattan, just down the street from the Empire State Building.
To read the rest of Sarah’s story, visit the UW-Stout New website.