After spending 20 years surrounded by the waste of fabrics and clothing, and finding a lack of sewing resources, Alison knew ricRACK was an organization that needed to exist. Alison started her professional career developing and maintaining costumes for the Cirque du Soleil. In recent years, she shifted her focus to wardrobe for TV shows like “Girls”, and Stephen Soderbergh’s “Mosaic”, or feature films like “Looper”, “I Am Legend”, or “The Highwaymen”, costuming Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson.
In November 2019, Alison accomplished her greatest feat by combining her passions, social justice, historical costuming, and repurposed clothing. She created r prototypes and patterns of re-use, organized sewing circles, and in effect, costumed close to 300+ re-enactors with repurposed textiles for Dread Scott’s 1811 Slave Rebellion Re-enactment (www.slave-revolt.com). Her techniques are the most prolific and sustainable used by any costume designer today.