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 →

Lately, there has been a big push for “Made in the U.S.A.” products. Considering that JLD-Studios works with many different clients within and outside the US, and the fact that it is almost the fourth of July, we thought this would be a good time to discuss this issue and take a look at a few brands that are getting it right. In 1960, about 95% of US clothing was produced in NYC. Today, about 97% of apparel sold in the U.S. is made outside of our country, we have made a complete turn around in the last 50 years. China, the Dominican Republic, ElRead More →