Melanie Trygg

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, Washington

Currently: Orcas Island, Washington

Competitive advantage: Because I live in such a remote area, I think my relatively grounded energy and lack of exposure to current trends will help me to keep my unique point of view.

Biggest influences: The untouched beauty of nature in the Pacific Northwest, paired with the resourceful DIY abilities of my parents, made me realize at a young age that I could create almost anything.