After receiving a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art & Design in graphic design, Julie switched to a degree in fashion. Six months after graduating, Julie found herself on the cast of Project Runway / Season 9.
She successfully funded a Kickstarter (crowd funding platform) and immediately launched JMFT Industries. JMFT Industries is a fashion label inspired by the Colorado High Country, with a juxtaposition between high-fashion, outdoors and the wild west – with a utilitarian sensibility. Julie strives to create products with repurposed textiles and not contribute to our consumption problem. She adds value to otherwise useless materials to make something new. 

Julie Tierney grew up in Colorado, but has lived in multiple mountain towns, Oregon, Georgia and New York.

If you are in Denver area, check out The Denver Art Museum - THREAD Gallery (6th Floor) to view one of my Coleman Sacks jackets. Made from a vintage 1975 Coleman sleeping bag.


Long Bio

If you have some time to kill.

Julie Tierney took the long road to her career in fashion. She was a pastry chef and competitive snowboarder in several mountain towns during her “college” years. Later, moved down from the mountains and earned an Associate degree in Graphic Design from Mt. Hood Community College (Portland, Oregon). Searching for the career where she could work with her hands, she applied to The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), where she was awarded the Artistic Honors Scholarship. At SCAD Tierney worked with French designer Catherine Malandrino, and developed her own unique construction and timeless utilitarian aesthetic. Part of Tierney’s aesthetic is a result of winning a spot on the SCAD Equestrian Team, there she discoved the beauty of the English country side style. After graduating, Tierney was a contestant on Project Runway season 9, and then moved on to having her own label: JMFT Industries. The materials and construction are unexpected, yet still maintain a sophisticated taste level. Inspired by the Colorado high-country, JMFT is a juxtaposition between outdoor, wild west, high-fashion, with a utilitarian sensibility.

slowly becoming the "Trademark Baron of Leadville"

  Coleman Sacks   

And, I make jackets out of vintage sleeping bags. First one, vintage Boy Scouts of America. Second, third and fourth, vintage Coleman sleeping bags.
Titled :  "Coleman Sacks".

Mitt Elberts named after Mt. Elbert 
Repurposed mittens ♻️ 
Made from microgrid fleece scraps & remnants & recycled wool. 

Equestrian Photo

SCAD Equestrian ❤️ "Ladies Wear Gloves" 

scope out my Press page for more photos & info