In the winter of 2014, Maggie Davis stood at a St. Paul, Minnesota bus stop, freezing her butt off. The previous day, she’d worn a parka with faux fur trim on the hood. But on this day, she wore a coat without faux fur trim. She noticed that she was so much warmer with the fur. Her analytical brain started working on a way to transfer her faux fur ruff from one coat to another.
As it turned out, you can’t move most fur trim from one coat to another. They either zip or snap on to the coat they came with. A one trick pony! That’s why Maggie invented Namakan’s faux fur ruff. Using patent-pending design, this new ruff attaches to any hood, collar, jacket or sweater with super-strong magnets.
Maggie teamed up with Molly Mogren Katt and Liz Doyle Skophammer to build the Namakan brand. As born and bred Minnesotans, we know that with the right gear, there’s no such thing as too cold. However, we’re often faced with the choice of looking great and freezing, or staying warm in frumpy gear. Namakan Fur bridges the gap between winter style and comfort, from the head down.
At Namakan, we love winter. With our products, you’ll love it, too.
CEO and FounderIn her decade-plus of experience as a project manager, Maggie guided numerous companies from tech start-ups to industry leaders in bringing their ideas to reality. Maggie handles all the business details including financials and manufacturing. In her “real job” Maggie once got the feedback that she’s “too efficient,” someone who can’t get enough of the details and just wants to get things done; she keeps the train moving.
Molly Mogren Katt
Chief Marketing OfficerWith 13 years of marketing, writing, design and social media skills, Molly’s the ideal candidate to lead Namakan’s marketing and branding efforts. She built chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern’s social following from zero to millions, and cultivated a loyal following of her own through her popular blog, Hey Eleanor! which garners over 30,000 impressions/month & has over 20,000 followers via social media.
Product ManagerLiz’s twelve years of styling, fashion and retail experience are a huge asset to Namakan’s look and feel. She’s styled for some of the most read publications in the country (Harper’s Bazaar, More Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine included), and studied apparel design at Florida State. Liz has her eye on the product development and makes sure we’re headed where the market will take us. She’s also loaded with fashion and editorial contacts all over the country.