Margo Petitti was founded in 2009 from an array of menswear swatches on a sewing table in Providence’s historic College Hill. Margo handmade her first patchwork style scarf from cloth that she clipped from swatch books that a local tailor shop was discarding. She designed the scarf on the floor of her room and stitched it for her father for Christmas. He received many compliments and she received many requests. After that Christmas, Margo took a leave of absence from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she had been working towards an MLA, to launch her venture.