Kimberly McGlonn, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Kimberly has always been a defender of civil and human rights. Activism and advocacy were often a part of dinner conversations and lived in the work and service of her parents. Because of her experiences growing up Black in Milwaukee, a girl raised Muslim- she developed a deep sense of compassion for everyone. Her appreciation for diversity and story and tradition, her affection for humanity, has also been nurtured by her travels to 25 countries. These collective experiences color everything about her sense of fashion.
Kimberly was inspired to launch this brand because she wanted to be of service to not only marginalized people, but also to the planet. This is why Grant Blvd’s first collection uses no new fabric and no new water. Ultimately, this is the mission of Grant Blvd- to make clothes that are undeniably and reliably stylish, and to create garments with deep roots in the fight for justice and reform. For Kimberly that means remaining committed to hiring returning citizens and teaching them both how to sew and how to live balanced, healthy lives.
“I believe that we if demand more, if we think differently about not only what we buy, but who we buy from, we have the power to challenge not only the social issues exacerbated by mass incarceration, but to more meaningfully address climate change. We got this".
Kimberly McGlonn, Ph.D.
Founder & Creative Director, Grant Blvd
Pattern Maker & Product Developer
Geneva has been working with fashion entrepreneurs for over 7 years. Her passion for sustainable clothing and workers rights blossomed while studying Fashion Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. As a production seamstress, sample maker and pattern maker for small businesses, she gained an appreciation and drive for streamlining production processes and training.
Graphic Design Intern
Madelynne is a senior at Drexel University studying Graphic Design and Fine Art. Her interest in fashion was sparked when she began to view clothing as “wearable art” and then grew when she learned about the importance of sustainability in the industry. She hopes to use design as a platform to spread positivity and awareness around the things she is passionate about, such as the mission behind Grant Blvd. Madelynne hopes that her designs will bring about the same sense of encouragement and empowerment that the clothing of Grant Blvd provides to its wearers.