My name is Oami Powers, and I was born along with my twin sister Rucha in Berkeley, CA. Our mom Judith was the daughter of an engineer and a socialite, our dad Ross was the son of a mechanic and a nurse. We grew up in a house filled with art, craft, music, and great home made food.

I asked my mom to teach me to sew when I was six and she let me have a go at making some clothes for my dolls on her green metal Husqvarna. I’ve been hooked on fabric and sewing ever since, though they remained hobbies until my late twenties.

That was when I met my best friend and co-conspirator Ursula. You can read more about that here.

I now live with my husband and our dogs Rosie & Stella in Raleigh NC, where I design and make clothes under the name Judah Ross.