Annie Li is the founder and designer behind Annie Bananie Apparel, a Los Angeles fashion company specializing in one-of-a-kind, handmade clothing. The Annie Bananie story began when Li developed a passion for sketching, which eventually evolved into a love for design. Following her dreams, she went to school, mastered her craft, and became a fashion designer. In the spring of 2009, Li started Annie Bananie to share her vision with other women.
The mission of Annie Bananie is to make accessible, smart, and unique clothes and to bring these designs to all creative women. Each design is produced in limited quantities to maintain the integrity of the collection and each garment is handmade locally in LA, from fabric sourcing to product development. The pattern-making, fitting, grading, cutting, and sewing are all done in-studio by Li and her team.
In addition to offering one-of-a-kind, high-quality products with great price points, Annie Bananie seeks to promote locally handmade goods.