About Us

Our Story

We laugh, we love, we dance, and we design! At Big Hollow we use recycled and repurposed materials whenever possible, drawing from our own fun, funky style to create one-of-a-kind items. Brought together by friends, we quickly discovered our shared passion for creating, dancing and the outdoors. With the support of our friends and family, we have embarked on this wonderful journey together, bringing joy and a unique style wherever we go!

Josh Burton and Nadia Kaliszewski of Big Hollow Designs at Targhee Bluegrass Festival rocking their signature funky wears!

Owner's Nadia and Josh at Targhee Bluegrass Festival 

Nadia Burton, Owner & Designer

Nadia Kaliszewski skiing pow

Born and raised in the foothills of Colorado, Nadia spent her childhood painting with Bob Ross and making jewelry with her mom. Throughout her early years she dabbled in many forms of art-- painting, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry making, but sports dominated her youth. After playing collegiate soccer at University of Colorado at Boulder she went on to ski professionally throughout her twenties based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. At 29, Nadia returned to academia to attain a graduate degree in environmental studies and found time again to reconnect with her love for art and design. After honing her sewing, metal arts, and graphic design skills through additional classes at the university she found a market for her goods, started Big Hollow Designs officially in 2014, and two years later quit her desk job. When not in her studio designing apparel or jewelry, Nadia and Josh travel the country selling their goods, skiing and floating rivers.

Josh Burton, Owner & Designer

Josh Burton C1 boating at Yampa River Festival

Popping out of the womb wearing a PFD, Josh Burton was born and raised on the river. Both parents were raft guides based on the Nantahala River in Western North Carolina where Josh learned every water sport available and too has become a renowned river guide around the country. Also a crafty one, Josh puts his skills to use making belt buckles and jewelry from old skis, making hats using secret techniques and vintage ties, designing vests, jewelry stands and so much more.

Antonia Chiaramonte, Assistant Jewelry Designer

Antonia (Toni) is a recent graduate from the University of Wyoming with a focus in metalsmithing and sculpture. Her main body of work deals with the struggle between nature and civilization using metal juxtaposed with organic materials. She plans to carry on her family’s tradition of metalsmithing through creating an organization that will allow kids and adults the access and opportunity to learn methods of art-making such as forging, printmaking and ceramics. 

Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing

Big Hollow's commitment to sustainability, recycling and reuse of materials

At Big Hollow Designs we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in any capacity available. As veteran thrift store and garage sale junkies we source most of our fabric and notions second hand. We do our best to reuse and recycle materials in the creation of our apparel and jewelry whenever possible. All creations you see here are made in Wyoming by Nadia, Josh or a member of our Big Hollow team. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship and sourcing locally as much as we are able.  All animal products used in the creation of our products come from local sources using harm-free approaches. We currently contribute 1% of our profits to support the following environmental organizations: Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Wyoming Wilderness Association. Thank you for supporting local, sustainability-minded artists.