Red Twist was founded by Amy Cooper, after spending several years living in China with her family.
During her time there, she fell in love with the Asian cultures and food, but also with the fashion treasures she found wandering in markets and boutiques in the far corners of the world. An avid traveler and photographer, she longed to find the perfect cashmere to wrap up in on those long flights. She looked everywhere–from the high fashion of Hong Kong to the markets of India—only to learn that all cashmere is not created equal. While in Beijing, Amy stumbled upon IT—the warmest, softest and yummiest cashmere—the cashmere she had been searching for. So she did what any cashmere-lover would do, she had it made into a wrap to accompany her on her travels.
After frequent inquiries into her wrap (including one airline stewardess who wanted to buy one mid-flight), Amy decided to start Red Twist. Each wrap is lovingly made in Beijing from 100% Mongolian cashmere.
In addition to her fashion finds, Amy also learned of the hardships of living in China, especially for young girls. As a mother of three young girls herself, she is passionate about helping Chinese girls have access to education. The Josephine Charles Foundation helps disadvantaged minority children, especially girls, in remote mountain communities, to attend school. A portion of your purchase will go to sending an underprivileged Chinese girl to school.