Madison Maxey learned to sew at 8 years old and has been been working in the fashion industry since age 15 with companies like Tommy Hilfiger, Nylon Magazine, and Peter Som. After living abroad in France for a year at age 16 and running a popular fashion blog that received invitations to Paris Haute Couture and Mercedez Benz Berlin fashion weeks, she returned to the states. Her senior year of high school, Maddy won a CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship for college and interned in California and New York.
Maddy attended Parsons, the New School for Design for 4 months before taking a leave of absence to start her own clothing company. Madison Maxey Blazers led to a successful Kickstarter campaign, acknowledgement from industry leaders, and a love for entrepreneurship and tech.
She is now a Thiel Fellow for the class of 2013.
Featured in New York Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Her Campus, and many other press outlets, Maddy has been named a “Female Founder to Watch” by Women 2.0.
Currently, Maddy is working on ways to optimize garment manufacturing through altering the clothing patterns we’ve used for centuries.