Lead Design & Relationship Manager

Name:  Nisha

BKA: @nat.u.ral | @NaturalKnotz

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model:  My Mom, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Diane Von Furstenberg, Oprah, Michelle Obama, & anyone I've ever seen rock the hell out of something (Vintage).

Favorite local spot:  There's 3 Living Juicy Raw Cafe on Ellsworth, Everyday Cafe and Market Street Wine Bar, amazzzing spots! 

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?:  New Vinyls from Jerrys

Favorite Quote (s):  "Go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission." -Grace Hopper

"Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up." [ Galatians 6:9]

What are you reading right now?  Van Jones. 

For Speaking and workshop inquiries: Goto Knotzland.com/NishaBlackwell or click here


Sourcing Manager & Lead Seamstress of Ceremonies

Name: Nicole

BKA:  @Penny.Lane.Dreadful

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model:  Marilyn Manson ♡

Favorite local spot:  Dobra Tea in Squirrel Hill

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: 

1. Alexander McQueen (late fashion designer)

2. Fiona Apple

3. The music and fashion of the late Amy Winehouse

Favorite Quote: "Now begin in the middle, and laterlearn the beginning; the end will take care of itself." -Harlan Ellison

What are you reading right now?   The Asylym, True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan.

How you hooked up with Knotzland:  I discovered Knotzland through a local coffee shop in Pittsburgh, when the owner informed me the creator was in need of a seamstress. I saw an article in Local Pittsburgh about the company and fell in love. It was truly an inspiration and fate that intertwined us together. 


Photography & Creative Director

Alex (@rockonalex)

Name: Alex

Hometown: Irwin, PA

Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model:  Casey Neistat is my creative icon. He never turns his camera off.

Favorite local spot:  Any place that has cold beer and shows the Pens games.

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?:   The Avalanches, Whitney, and Frank Ocean.. What else is new? 

What are you reading right now?   All The Light We Cannot See

How you hooked up with Knotzland:  In early 2016 I had been traveling Europe and learning photography which lead me to sending out an extremely basic portfolio to everyone and anyone back in Pittsburgh. I was trying to find someone willing to give me a shot. I woke up one morning in mid-April and had an email from Nisha here at Knotzland. I think some guy from Thrill Mill hooked it up, and I could not have been more lucky.

For photography inquiries email acorrie2011@gmail.com or dm @rockonalex


  Manager of Production & Inventory

Name: Jasmine 

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Creative inspiration: 

Favorite local spot: Knotzland (duuuh!) 

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: Donell Jones, India Arie and Bryson Tiller

Favorite quote(s): "When you learn how much you're worth, you will stop giving people discounts."

"Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent alot of time making it."

What are you reading right now?:  I'm currently reading Starting and Running a Business All-in-One by Colin Barrow


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