Sarah Gregg Millman
Founder & Designer
Sarah worked as a respected costume designer in film & television for over 10 years. Her first directorial debut, produced in 2020, was a feminist manifesto about three pregnant women alone in the woods. Sarah designed custom dresses for the film and decided to launch LOCAL WOMAN after an abundance of interest was shown in the airy and easy to move in pieces. Her film career still informs many of her designs and lends to her keen eye for timeless elegance. LW is her expression of deep romance, frivolity and empowerment.
Tina supports us with garment production and development. She is a firm supporter of slow fashion brands and is always resourceful with leftover fabric. Her attention to detail and careful eye are a valued part of LW. She also works in costume design and sells digital sewing patterns through @blankpatterns_
Joanna and her studio also support with garment development and production. She has a diverse background in custom menswear, lingerie, and french luxury, which is indicative in her work and attention to detail. During the pandemic, she started a studio called Jo Studios to support slow fashion brands on a localized scale.
Chloe is our studio manager and she handles a lot of the business operations of Local Woman. She works directly with Sarah and also assists with campaign planning and social media. Chloe and Sarah have known each other for a long time which makes working together so much fun. They met on a movie when Chloe was 16 called The Lesser Blessed (2012) and have worked together on a few movies over the years. Including Bang Bang Baby (2014) and Hellions (2015).