Supporting other women owned businesses drives us everyday.  Launching a snow leggings line is more up hill than down hill.  Learn more about how Cheryl Baker of Sto Snow does it! Why did you create Sto Snow Leggings? I created Sto Snow because in 15 years of skiing at the end of every day on the mountain, my friends and I would complain to each other how there are no women’s snow pants out there made specifically with women’s bodies in mind. What seems to be mostly available are pants made for men’s shape and structure made smaller for women. Every woman I see aroundRead More →

As a women-owned and women-operated business, we love to support others like us on this journey. Our first Women in Business feature is Lorica Clothing, founded by Elie Hutchinson. Today, Elie will talk about the story behind her brand and what’s in store for the future. Describe Lorica Clothing in 3 words: For Every Warrior What inspired you to start Lorica Clothing? Ever since I paged through my brother’s Dungeons and Dragons manuals as a kid, I’ve been smitten with images of epic heroes and flashing steel. If I had my way, I’d just wear full plate armor casually in my daily life. But inRead More →

Who We Are     We are a team of creative and passionate women that work with small emerging brands to make their dreams come true. From our designers to our sewers, we understand the development process from concept to execution. Since the day we started our foundation was built on a commitment to customers in quality, speed, and communication. We are also proud to be part of a growing network of US manufacturers and bringing jobs back to the USA!   What We Do Have you ever dreamed of creating your own Leggings collection? Then you found the perfect place. We live and breathe leggingsRead More →

Emily Franklin is our beloved associate textile designer at JLD-Studios. We caught up with her to chat about her background, design process and favorite aspect about textile design. How did you become a textile designer? During my senior year of my Studio Arts degree, I stumbled upon textile design when my created a thesis of an intricate drawing which looked like wallpaper. I fell in love with textile design because I like the nitty-gritty details of the design.  I decided to take a chance and attended FIDM to earn my Textile Design degree and freelanced for a bit before I landed an internship at JLDRead More →

What does it really take starting a fashion brand? Do you really need to spend 6 weeks in development? Why can’t a factory just make what I want if I have a sample? We talk with new fashion entrepreneurs every day. A huge portion of my job is educating fashion entrepreneurs about the process. So, when initiating first contact with potential partners, keep each of these 5 things in mind. Read More →

We all have to start somewhere, right? We all go through the process of asking the “dumb” questions, and fall prey to a lot of uncertainties. Starting your first fashion collection is just like a new mother, you are going to want to be very hands on and try to control every millisecond of your its journey to life. It is something that every new entrepreneur goes through. After all, you’ve spent a lot of money to make this happen. This is your dream, and it could make or break you!Read More →

What is grading? Is it some sort of system where we rank our designs in order of best to worst? Are we ranking what would sell the best? This hem is A+ work! For those of us who are new to the industry, there are a lot of terms that get thrown around that we just don’t fully understand. It’s ok! We all start somewhere. So, back to grading. What is it?Read More →

Over the past few years we’ve had the opportunity to work with Textile Industry expert Pat Nugent of Patricia Nugent Design & Textiles on many occasions. She provides an invaluable resource for designers looking to add unique textiles and embellishments to their collection.Read More →

Call me biased, but I love everything Kenzo. There’s just something about the cool, edgy label that satisfies all my weird fashion cravings. Over the weekend, Kenzo presented at Paris Fashion Week. The show took place at a skate park near Paris’ Périphérique. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have been known for wearing their political views up their sleeves. So, it was no surprise that before the show started there was an avatar repeating in various languages,Read More →