Behind the scenes

Made in USA apparel

There has been a growing interest in clothing that is made in the USA, and for good reason. Many smaller businesses and independent designers are opting to manufacture domestically, creating more jobs here at home. Manufacturing is the 4th largest employer in the U.S. The standards for wages and working conditions are relatively high compared […]

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How the Fabrics Were Chosen

  The fabrics were chosen for various qualities. First and foremost, the fabrics are chosen based on my commitment to sustainability. There are many factors to take into consideration right there. This can be its own topic! For my first line, Spring/Summer 2015, the fabrics have all been sourced from Pickering International, who specializes in […]

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Size Sets

I am now gearing up for production. Until now, I have been working on one prototype at a time, tweaking fit and style. Now seeing the multiples of the same garment, all in a row, really gives it the feel of going into production! After working on developing the line (for months!), the task now is […]

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Why petites?

I found a great blog post today from The Petite Shop on what is petite and who is petite. This is part of why I started EcoPetites: many petite women, like myself,  have been frustrated with the lack of options, or struggle to make due with ill-fitting regular clothing sizes.  Read on, friends! http://thepetiteshop.com/blogs/blog/16857815-what-is-petite-anyway

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