Cookie & the Dude
Cookie & the Dude is a hand-made, textile based brand that has been owned and operated by Helen Fawcett, in San Francisco, CA since 2002. The name spawns from her two beloved cats she had in college, CookiePuss and Xanadu. Cookie was named after a song by her favorite hip hop crew, the Beastie boys, and Xanadu was named for Olivia Newton John and her glam-tastic role in the movie Xanadu. His name was quickly shortened to The Dude when he became large and lazy, similar to role of The Dude in the Big Lebowski. All in all, the name sums up her youth and growth as she moved through the formative years of her life. The brand, however, is very much inspired by her mom, a woman who could go toe to toe with Martha Stewart any day of the week. She taught her how to be resourceful and unique all while adding color and whimsy to the world. After 18 years in the business she is still very much inspired by her mom, the joy she finds in seeking out fabrics to create her next collection, and the satisfaction of handmade creations for all the ladies to enjoy.