Tessa Ranish-O'Donnell is a Ridgewood neighbor and knitwear designer with over 20 years of knitting experience. Her work focuses on the creation of original textile surfaces through the interaction of textures and color combinations; her education includes a BFA in fashion design and textiles as well as two years living and working in Peru with women’s weaving cooperatives, learning about traditional weaving, designing, and natural dying techniques, and running knitting workshops.

RODO was conceived as a project in 2020 to create wearable items utilizing yarns sourced from reuse centers, old garments, and her personal archive and continue the practice and tradition of hand knitting while attempting to make it more sustainable.