Marijke Benedict / Stijfselkissie
textiles & fashion design / silk
Hometown: Allenwood, PA
The name “Stijfselkissie,” comes from a Dutch song meaning “starch crate.” It’s personal to Stijfselkissie owner Marijke Benedict, who grew up in Europe and now resides in North Central Pennsylvania. This independent clothing company designs modern clothing for the modern woman, aiming to provide breathable, comfortable garments for all shapes and sizes.
Stijfselkissie uses beautiful, luxurious fabrics and timeless cuts to create clothing made with a focus on craftsmanship and fit. Each piece is pre-washed and pre-shrunk, and they’re designed to grow to accommodate gains up to 20 pounds more or less, depending on the wearer’s body changes. Jackets, scarves, tunics and blouses in soft, neutral colors and bright, splashy shades will take you from winter to summer in style, and the premium materials and cuts will give you a look of effortless elegance that never goes out of fashion.