It was 2012, and Kristi was working as a management consultant in Toronto, travelling thousands of miles a year and living out of a suitcase. She’d seen men wear the same suit every day —swapping out only their shirt and tie for a different look. Women couldn’t do that. They had to pack many different pieces so as not to be seen wearing the same outfit twice. Kristi’s idea — which came to her that night and percolated for weeks after — was the Chrysalis Cardi, a cardigan that can be worn eight different ways, from a tunic to a dress, poncho, scarf, and more.