This element of our business structure was a non-negotiable since day one. Since we launched sales and production in 2014, we've manufactured every one of our garments in the United States with the goals of sustaining and creating new US manufacturing jobs, ensuring fair wages and fair labor.
Because of our commitment to have our products made in Kansas City, this eliminates freight shipping and therefore lowers our carbon footprint. Our founder/designer, patternmaker, sew teams and natural dye artist are all located within a few miles of our headquarters, keeping dollars in Kansas City's urban core community.
Your support of our products means support for artisans in our city who've spent careers developing their crafts. These skills have often been neglected in our industry and reflected as "not good enough for minimum wage". Our goal is to show mad respect through living wages and support of small manufacturing operations.We pay our sewing contractors and payroll sewing employees not just a fair wage, but a living wage. 2021 living wage standard in Jackson County, Missouri, where we're headquartered is $13.75 an hour. We pay our seamstresses and storefront employees a starting wage of $13.75 to $15 an hour.