Unfortunately, the cut and sew manufacturing capabilities needed to handle the complex stitching and fabric of our line isn’t available here at home.
Our hope is that will change in a post-COVID world. We want to make these garments at home and as soon as we can, we will.
The heart and soul of our company is in Columbia, SC. It’s where we designed the line, where our small team lives, and where our operations are based.
To say it plainly, we hate Chinese manufacturing. However, the choices were: A) don’t make anything now and wait/hope we can later, B) make a cheaper and more simple product that could be done here, or C) start in China, making the best product to rival other premium brands, and then work hard to bring the manufacturing home. We chose option C and we hope you can support that decision in the short term. If you can’t, we certainly understand.
We will not be in China next year. We can’t promise full USA yet, but we can promise no more China.
Side note #1: it takes over a year to bring a line like this to market. We were working on it well before the COVID pandemic hit.
Side note #2: if anyone knows of a US-based textile manufacturer that is planning to upgrade their cut and sew operations to rival the most complex, imported work, please reach out to us! But in the meantime, we will keep looking and/or develop competencies our self.