Making our clothing in America was definitely one of our primary goals when starting this business. We recently read that only 2% of clothing sold in the US, is made in the US. That seems crazy. Why can't we funnel more into our own economy and make things ethically and pay people fair wages instead of just going the easy way out and importing things so that everyone here can make a bigger profit? Seems doable, right?
Because of these realizations and our primary goal, we produce all of our clothing in Downtown Los Angeles, and like we've said before, we watch our garments every step of the way. It gives us a sense of peace knowing that we gave our domestic neighbors a job and they are getting paid fairly for it.
Curious to know our process of how we make our items? See below!
1. We head to the fabric stores all over LA and California to find the best fabrics for you. When we see one we love, we snatch it up. It can take us hours and even days to find the right ones. We go in with something in mind, and sometimes come out with something completely different. But hey, it works!
2. We draw up a sketch with the fabric we've found. Usually steps one and two are interchangeable. Sometimes we find the fabric first, then make the sketch. Sometimes it's the other way around.
3. Patterns are made. Here is where we bring our design to our seamstress in Downtown LA, and she takes measurements, and creates a pattern. We map out exactly what fabric is to be made with what pattern after this.
4. We approve the pattern and then a sample is made within a few days. We then check in on the sample and make any necessary adjustments to the fit, the length, the width, etc. We want to make sure that every part of the garment is perfect for you.
5. Once the samples have been approved, our seamstress then hands it over to her sewing team in the room next door to her studio and they go into full scale production. These are men and women who have been sewing for decades, and who are getting treated and paid fairly. We so believe in the importance of giving Americans jobs where we can, and think it's absolutely necessary to support our domestic neighbors.