About Us

Wiksten is an online shop that carries simple luxuries from small, independent companies. All of our products are ethically made and most are handmade. We seek to encourage thoughtful buying by giving our customers a personal connection to their purchases.

The Wiksten clothing and accessories line is designed and handmade by Jenny Gordy out of her studio in Iowa City, Iowa, where her husband Dr. Joe is doing his medical residency. Jenny worked as a technical designer and fit model in New York City before studying Patternmaking at the Fashion Institute of Technology and then starting her own company.

Wiksten is the Swedish last name of Jenny's grandmother Ruth, who spent many hours teaching her to sew as a child. Jenny works in natural fibers such as cotton, linen and silk and defines the Wiksten aesthetic with clean lines, impeccable craftsmanship and supreme wearability.