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Teresa Crowninshield Coburn


Elegant Silk and Cashmere Outerwear for Women

Teresa Crowninshield’s aesthetic is both classic and fashion-forward. We believe that an elegant well-fitting jacket can transform and even “make an outfit.” We believe that skillful and sensitive pattern work is the key to unlocking the unique beauty of each woman’s figure.

Teresa Crowninshield Coburn began designing clothing while living as an English teacher in China. Two years of concerted self-study and exploration of the local fabric markets enabled her to produce several unique designs which later caught the eye of a Parson's trained designer, Cheng Lin. After a yearlong apprenticeship, she returned to China to independently create her first line of women's silk and cashmere coats. The remarkable success of the debut line enabled Ms. Coburn to expand her China operations while refining her style and further exploring the exotic offerings of the Chinese silk markets. She produced her 2nd and 3rd lines independently and to rave reviews, growing the company 50% each year. She again expanded her sourcing network and production techniques and refined her design skills with the help of master pattern maker, Shirley Willett. Armed with new draping and pattern making skills, Ms. Coburn returned to China to produce her 4th line. Ms. Coburn's clear and progressive vision, along with her insistence upon unique fabrics, superior craftsmanship and quality control, has won her placement in a steadily increasing number of New England boutiques. See all 23 Teresa Crowninshield designs at www.teresacrowninshield.com .