Madison Poitrast-Upton is a fashion and textiles artists who studied at Maine College of Art. She’s familiar with the unemphatic and sexist approach toward costume design. Now as a graduate, Madison is dedicated to to the advancement of women and people of color through clothing and design. Jordan Carey is a Bermudian designer who also studied at MECA. Jordan has launched the Loquat brand as a vehicle for sharing fluid cultural aesthetics and craft sensibilities.