To celebrate our relationship with Eileen Fisher, we have gathered interviews from key members of the Eileen Fisher team.
We’re kicking off the series with words from Terri Erdos MacDonald. Terri is instrumental in coordinating communication and implementation of special projects between our brands, and she’s been an important part of the team since the launch of our collaborative Eileen Fisher Home collection back in 2006.
Q: Please define what your position is at Eileen Fisher.
A: I am Executive Assistant to the VP of Design/Merchandising as well as involved with various special projects — of which the Garnet Hill/Eileen Fisher Home and Sleepwear collaboration is the primary project.
Q: How long have you been with Eileen Fisher?
A: I have been with Eileen Fisher for 11 years. My background is primarily home and catalog – so the EF/GH project was a natural fit for me to be involved in – and I’ve enjoyed it a lot. The EF/GH home and sleepwear design teams have always been an exciting and natural collaboration – I really enjoy watching the design teams from both companies work together – there is such synergy. And the brainstorming and inspiration meetings are over the top – so many great ideas and products emerge.
Q: What’s your favorite Eileen Fisher Home Item?
A: I LOVE the cotton/linen towels – the combination of the cotton and linen is unique and it feels like your exfoliating your skin but at the same time it’s incredibly absorbent.
Q: What’s the best thing about the Eileen Fisher/Garnet Hill relationship?
A: It seemed like a perfect fit from day one – GH started as a natural fabric company – they, like EF, understand the importance of everyday luxury and simplicity. From the moment the group started to embark on the first home collection – it has been all about natural fabrics, special and unique textures and soft colors – all key components in creating a beautiful bed.