All of our garments are manufactured and cut domestically. Most of our production is done right here in New York. We have a long standing relationship with a female owned factory in the heart of the garment district. What isn't produced there is either at an amazing factory in North Carolina or done in-house at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.
We verify that our workers are paid fairly and work in proper conditions. Additionally, making the garments locally allows us to reduce transportation costs and emissions.
Although we cut and manufacture most of our clothes in NYC, we source fabric from elsewhere. Much of our knitwear is produced in North Carolina, near where we source our fabric for those particular styles. Even so, we look carefully at our suppliers to make sure that our fabrics are coming from an ethical place. We have asked our suppliers a series of questions about their labor policies and conditions, the compensation of workers, and the transportation of materials from one place to the next.
"The BF+DA is a new initiative launched by Pratt Institute providing over 21,000 square feet of 21st century production and work space where NYC designers/makers (including Study NY) grow their start-ups into viable businesses, integrating local manufacturing and an ethical supply chain into their bottom line.
The BF+DA is a hub for ethical fashion and design. The BF+DA provides its Venture Fellows and Members access to on-site business mentorship, small-run apparel production, no minimum knitting services, digital fabrication services, showroom space and retail sites. The BF+DA offers sustainable strategies consulting, materials sourcing and links to existing NYC manufacturers."