Our Company

 

Our Company

At Mere Basics, our goal is to enhance women’s sense of well-being with our delicate 100% cashmere underpinnings. We design pure cashmere garments that provide a lightweight layer of warmth and comfort under their street clothes. We deal only in cashmere, the softest, most luxurious animal fiber, allowing us to focus exclusively on design and manufacturing of intimate wear that will feel fabulous against their skin.

About Kathleen Baxley

Mere Basics was founded by Kathleen Baxley to address her own desire for feminine warm-wear that would not show under her work and evening attire. After much experimentation, she concluded that cashmere is the softest, most breathable fiber to deliver delightful feel and adaptable comfort throughout the day. Her personal style is guided by a belief in classic, enduring quality, and she brings that to the Mere Basics product line through careful yarn selection and solid garment construction. Essential value is core to her brand.

Prior to this venture, Kathleen built a flexible business toolbox as a restaurant owner in a resort community, an equity analyst for one of the world’s largest investment banks and a publisher of regional magazines. She received her BA from Colgate University and her MBA from Stanford University. Kathleen is a native New Yorker who has recently made Seattle her home.