Halima Garrett is the curator and designer for Threads of Habit. She is a New Jersey native who discovered the "thrill of the thrift" around the age of 9. In the late 1990s, her grandmother ran a donation based thrift shop in Brownsville Brooklyn. When Halima visited her grandmother she got first dibs on donations that were going to end up in the shop. She loved to sort through and keep a piece of clothing or two for herself.