SUSAN HABLE SMITH was born and raised in Corsicana, TX, Susan currently resides in NYC and is the designer behind the strikingly colored and lofty-scaled patterns cast on Hable Construction products. Susan's fine art background in collaging, sculpture, welding, and painting, bound by an intuitive color sense, has lent an aesthetic that's timeless and universally sophisticated. Travels to Italy, Asia, and South America also serve as a backdrop to Hable’s inspiration. After a 6-year residence in San Francisco working in the design field, she moved to New York City to capitalize on her strength of fine art and design, fusing her love of art’s industrial facets and applying that to textiles. In her world, whimsical forms are combined with a unique color palette inspired by nature, motherhood, and beauty, rather than trends. Susan's design process begins with the most mundane of moments: "I get inspiration from the simplest things like the flower market, my aunt's photos from the Big Thicket, my hometown, fabric swatches, or a knitted sweater. Happiness brings inspiration."
KATHARINE HABLE SWEENEY was born and raised in Corsicana, TX, Katharine currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is the entrepreneurial force behind Hable Construction. Her academic background in journalism, marketing, and sales management at Polo Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade refined her skills in co-owning the company with her sister, Susan. Smart, determined, and seasoned in the business field, it only seemed natural to merge her talents with her sibling. “Let’s do something,” said Susan as she was seeking the next step in her career. Katharine responded by saying, “Well, give me something to sell.” Influenced by the surrounding independent and hardworking women around her, and inspired by her sister's artistry, Katharine also realized the benefits of starting her own company which afforded her the freedom to be a mom, wife, and her own boss. Katharine, a born saleswoman with professional experience working at Kate Spade and Polo Ralph Lauren; and Susan, an artist inspired by nature and the handmade aesthetic, decided a business partnership would be a harmonious marriage of the siblings' talents.