Our Team

Merin Guthrie

Founder & CEO | merin@kitmade.co

Merin first dreamed of Kit while running from meeting to meeting in steamy DC summers while wearing ill-fitting, polyester clothes, and she spends her days ensuring that every part of the business reflects our philosophy of empowering women. With a background in nonprofit consulting, fashion, and the arts, she has spent her career in roles that allow her to work alongside smart, talented women growing organizations. All while wearing lots of a-line dresses that flatter her pear-shaped figure (along with the occasional pair of jorts). Merin and her husband Will live in Houston, where they enjoy hanging out in their cozy bungalow with their spoiled but charming rescue cats Franklin and Roosevelt.


Mackenzie Foster

Studio Manager | mackenzie@kitmade.co

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Mackenzie has lived in Houston Heights for almost 12 years now. She's always had a passion for fashion and loves building new relationships with customers while using her sales background. Mackenzie enjoys traveling (when possible), cycling, trying new restaurants with friends, enjoying a nice glass of wine or hanging out with her husband and daughter Ava! As Kit's Studio Manager, she works directly with customers to shepherd their projects through the design and development process, and help managing the chaos of a busy, thriving studio.   


Lien Le

Head Seamstress

Lien Le has two decades of experience in sewing, design and pattern making  first in Vietnam, and now in the United States. She came to the US as a refugee several years ago and participated in the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services' Naya Design program, where we first met her. Le loves gardening, cooking, and playing the guitar.