About

Miriam Starling creates beautiful, durable, and sustainable hemp apparel for kids. Founded by sisters Sara and Claire Donnelly, Miriam Starling is a family business that spans four generations. The matriarch is their grandmother, Miriam, who has more than 60 years of experience in apparel construction. Starling, Sara’s young son, has four years of experience living life, playing hard, and putting his clothing to the test. Starling is the primary prototype tester and the inspiration behind the line. Sara, who attended Central Saint Martins in London for fashion design, works as the line’s lead designer. Claire, who holds a Masters degree from Parsons School of Design and has worked with textile innovation and material recycling in the fashion industry, sources sustainable materials and maintains a supply chain that employs artisans and craftspeople from up and down Maine’s coast. Miriam Starling uses and champions hemp fiber because it provides strength and longevity as a material yet promises to be gentle on the soil in which it is grown