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.
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.