My Story

Hi! I am Madeline - I am the single person behind all things MadZinnia. I do all the designing, patterns, cutting, sewing, shipping, social media and everything between with LOVE. I am a very passionate person and it fills me up with joy to make comfortable goodies to send into the world.

I first entered Colorado State University in 2012 as undeclared. After one meeting with an advisor, I made the most random decision of my life to dedicate my first semester to creating a portfolio entry and try to get into fashion design school. I had never in my life sewn a garment, but deep down I knew I loved design. After submitting the portfolio, I was accepted as 1 of 20 people into CSU’s Apparel Design and Production program. I graduated in 2016, and six months later MadZinnia opened on Etsy. 
At that time MadZinnia was all festival fashion, fueled by my love of live music. In 2017 and 2018 my designs were showcased on the runway in Denver, CO by RAW Artists.

In later 2018, I truly found my home as a designer in organic fabrics paired with either plant dyes or low impact/fiber reactive dyes. With growing concern on the impact of the fashion industry on Mother Earth, I transitioned to only making designs in this realm. I kept my focus on the core values I began with: making women feel empowered in designs infused with love and color. This paired with a new focus on comfort began many trials on my first underwear design. I transitioned fully to intimates and loungewear in 2019.

Now MadZinnia is mostly Ready To Ship pieces that are all made in my home in Colorado. I continue to grow my sustainable fashion offerings and have many conscious practices during the process to reduce environmental impact.


Emily of Emily Elizabeth Photography: Many of my beautiful photos are done by this lovely human. Colorado based and so creative, she makes any photography session feel + look like art.