Zach grew up with a great respect for the rugs and antiques that his father collected and sold. He was mesmerized by their beautiful hues and patterns and felt a sense of awe by how they were passed down and survived from generation to generation. He was intrigued by the people who wove them and would imagine how the previous owners had lived with them. Zach has traveled near and far hunting for rugs as well as knowledge about them and is excited to share it with anyone that has interest.
In addition to an undergraduate degree from Boston University's School of Management, Zach has completed programs in Fine & Decorative Art Appraisal from Pratt Institute and Interior Design & Architectural Studies from Parsons School of Design.
Lynn is the shop gardener, photographer, illustrator & all-around designer. She is dedicated to growing Heirloom with feminist business ideals and has been working in textiles since returning to New York from a long travel through Asia, including Turkey & India. In addition to slingin' rugs, Lynn has a fibers studio practice focused on interlacing methods, mainly macrame and Japanese braiding techniques.
Sam meticulously keeps track of everything for Heirloom and directs our bi-monthly contemporary fiber art project. She focuses on learning all she can about the historical and technical aspects of traditional weaving to round out her knowledge of fiber art. Outside of Heirloom, she creates contemporary hand tufted rugs that blur the lines between art, design and craft.