MTCoffinz offers alternative fashion for girls of all sizes and styles. Designer Jinx and her assistants make all of their clothing by hand, one piece at a time.
They have something for the darkest Goth, to the brightest Neon Candy Raver and everything in between. They even have any accessories you may desire to complete your outfit. If you need headbands, cyber masks, arm warmers, even glitter makeup...they've got you covered!
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Jinx.
A long time ago, I owned a dance studio. I always created our own costumes when we had stage shows and competitions. From there, I started making clothes for friends. About a decade ago I opened an eBay store and that went crazy in a good way. Then we opened MTCoffinz.com. Soon I was selling to consignment shops all over the globe. Now MTCoffinz sells to every country and we are quickly becoming a global destination for alternative fashion!
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Aside from designing, creating, and selling clothes...I love evil gardening and home improvement. Everything in my garden has spiky vines, and evil leaves. That means that we have an assortment of Blackberries, Black Roses, Deadly Nightshade, and Moon Flowers (They only bloom at night!)
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
The biggest challenge is always time management. I still make everything by hand when it is ordered. Now that we are getting bigger and bigger every month, it seems like there just isn't enough time to create all of the new ideas that keep popping into my head. I literally have a notebook full of ideas that may never see the light of day.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
At some point in my life, I have probably wanted to be almost everything. Lion Tamer, Dolphin Trainer, Princess, Astronaut, Farmer, Diplomat, Dog Walker, Pastry Chef...
What other shops or artists out there do you love?
I am part of a wonderful group of DIY designers at DIYscene.com There are too many favorites to name them. The best way to find your favorite is to check them out for yourself. Search "DIYScene Team" on Etsy.com and you can find everyone in the group.
What does your future hold?
Another cup of Coffee! Then I will probably sew some of the orders that are stacked up on my cutting table. Seriously, I have some amazing plans to do more formal designs by the end of the year. I also want to update my website. It needs a little more love and attention.
Stop by MTCoffinz at Etsy or MySpace. Follow Jinx on Twitter to keep up with the latest stuff!