Jill McGowan, Inc. was founded in 1994 on two principles: to create beautiful clothing that is comfortable and fashionable, and to make clothing of quality that will endure fashion changes and wear well.
The first line of clothing from Jill McGowan, Inc. was a series of white shirts. This line was inspired by her work as a patternmaker in the men’s shirt industry.
After comparing her work on men’s shirts to women’s clothing of equal price, she realized the genuine need to improve the standard of women’s clothing.
Jill’s shirts and seasonal collections are now available in over 300 specialty stores around the country and her work has been featured in several publications including “Women’s Wear Daily”, “Harper’s Bazaar”, the “New York Times”, “Victoria”, “Real Simple”, “Rescue” and “More” magazines.
Her shirts have been worn in many feature length films and the television show “SportsNight”. Jill McGowan was selected as one of the “fashion innovators” for the cable television show, “Main Floor”, sponsored by Cotton, Inc.