Gretchen Jones is a 2018 MBA (Fashion) graduate from the University of London College of Fashion, a GenArt "Fresh Faces in Fashion" inductee and the winner of Project Runway Season 8. As an ambassador and passionate advocate for sustainable business practices in the fashion industry, working whenever possible with small-scale craftspeople and always adhering to ethical practices, she has spoken publicly at SxSW, Columbia School of Business, Princeton University, The Museum of Contemporary Craft and Unique Camp.

Gretchen Jones's work has been featured in the Business of Fashion, WWD, The New York Times,, Refinery29, Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire, Nylon, Glamour, New York Magazine, Rue Mag, Design Sponge, HonestlyWTF, Conscious Chatter, Clementine Daily, Seamwork, WeAretheSomethings, Houzz, Apartment Therapy and many more.

- Ace & Jig                                 - The Radder

- REI                                            - Mociun

- Camber Outdoors                 - Blooming Dreamer

- Charlotte Stone                      - Little Tienda

- Converse                                 - Modern Macrame

- Two Hands Full                     - Pendleton

- The Palatines                         - Two Stroke

- Aoko Su                                   - Her New Tribe


Design Direction & Consulting, gJ Co - 2015-present

gJ Co is a design think tank focused on helping brands visualize, define and perfect visions for the present and future. Our boutique agency provides consulting services for fashion and lifestyle clients across creative disciplines, from research to forecasting to design to merchandising to marketing.

MBA (Fashion), University of the Arts London College of Fashion - 2016-2018

Seeking to extend my creative expression beyond collection design, I aim to refine and amplify my ability to articulate apparel in a manner that unifies business and creative perspectives. As the industry and (global) economy continues to evolve, I believe the future lies in creative leadership that accepts responsibility for the business of fashion as much as expressing personal visions; I want to be a part of that future.

Executive MBA (Fashion) Candidate, University of the Arts London: College of Fashion


Fashion Director of Womenswear, Pendleton Woolen Mills - 2013-2015

Responsible for four 150-SKU collections annually, totalling $25M revenue. Managed and directed design and development teams of 30+ from textile design, to cutting patterns to constructing samples and finished garments. Developed and execute brand marketing plans and manage market planning, sales, forecasting and merchandising development.    


Owner and Creative Director, Gretchen Jones NYC- 


USA-made, sustainably-focused elevated contemporary fashion label. 2012 GenArt “Fresh Faces in Fashion” Inductee; Save The Garment District Member.