Here's the breakdown of our pricing model:
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.