Price Transparency

We believe our customers have a right to know how much their clothes cost to make. Sustainability goes hand-in-hand with transparency. We reveal the true costs behind all of our products from materials to labor to transportation and then offer 
them to you minus the traditional retail markup. You should know what you’re paying for so you can better understand the value of the garments you buy. 
Most brands never provide pricing, supply chain, or production transparency simply because it would tarnish their whole brand and you might reconsider purchasing anything from them again. We're not made like other brands. Unfortunately fast fashion, overproduction, and unequal labor conditions has made consumers used to paying inexpensive prices for clothing. We’ve lost the understanding of the value of the clothes we buy. That old saying that goes "you get what you pay for" is incredibly real.
Our slow fashion approach allows us to produce thoughtfully, sustainably, and ethically in the USA. Each garment is produced in limited quantities, using eco-conscious fabric, and fair working conditions. Our experienced seamstresses earn up to $20 an hour or more plus benefits and overtime. 
We are continually examining the fabric, packaging, buttons, zippers and labels available on the market to see how their evolution may strengthen our sustainability goals. We've already begun taking steps to increase repurposability, recyclability and compostability with our latest collection.


Here's the breakdown of our pricing model:

 

Fabric: the cost of the fabric and threads.

Hardware: buttons, zippers, spaghetti straps, elastic, hooks, and any other trim and hardware needed to finish a piece.

Labor: the cost to produce the garment. This includes the hourly wages, insurance, sick and vacation pay, lunch breaks, folding and packing the pieces, and everything else that goes into providing our seamstresses with fair and livable working conditions while producing our garments. Each garment also goes through several rounds of inspection to make sure it's perfect before being shipped to us. 

Transportation: the cost of safe transportation for the final garments. We try to bulk ship everything to minimize transportation. And because our garments are all made domestically, our transportation emissions are already much lower than most brands. 

Other costs we can't neatly account for: our markup allows us to afford photography, employee salaries including sick pay and insurance, design, fittings, samples, office rent, hang tags and care labels and other packaging materials, website fees, transaction fees, marketing, and still make it possible for our brand to grow and invest in future collections. Typically, production costs are paid in advance of the product being produced.