About Gemma Redux
Growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gemma Redux designer Rachel Dooley spent most of her childhood in a constant state of creative exploration. Whether she was crafting lanyard necklaces to sell at the community pool, smashing glass with a hammer for impromptu stained glass mosaics, or sewing and painting her own clothing, Rachel always explored the full potential of her creativity. It was Rachel’s interest in raw materials that led her to study mechanical engineering and material science at the University of Michigan, and her fiery spirit that took her to law school at Fordham University. While at Fordham, Rachel reflected back on her college design classes – the creative passion she had as a girl never left her, and it was her continuing desire to create and explore that steered her life on a path she hadn’t planned.