Our Team + Process
PINTL + KEYT is a new ethical brand, based in Chicago. We currently offer ready to wear garments for women. Our garments are made with organic cotton, original textile designs / prints, and are ethically manufactured in India. Founded by Shifra Whiteman, Leah Whiteman and Katie Chappuis.
A NYC native, but now calls Chicago home, Shifra has spent 5 years freelancing for fair trade fashion and accessory companies, folk dancing and in her spare time builds pinatas. Shifra’s designs are influenced by representational objects that tell a story.
Originally from NYC and a natural at mixing patterns and prints in her wardrobe, Leah is a fan of finding new bites and playing amongst pups. Leah’s work, influenced by her training in printmaking and fiber arts are abstract variations of day to day experiences.
Based currently in Berlin, Germany and with formal training in printmaking, Katie is always looking for innovative forms and color combinations. She is inspired by contemporary architecture, anything avant-garde, and a love of desserts and cake decoration from her past life as a pastry chef.
While we are individual designers, what makes PINTL + KEYT unique, is we start off in our individual routines and then borrow each other’s way of working to create a new collection.