Between 1996 and 2011, Kathryn Hilderbrand watched more than half a million American garment manufacturing jobs vanish. Fast forward to today and we’re seeing a revival. The Made in the USA movement is slowly but surely gaining momentum thanks to industry pioneers and consumers who value quality, ethics and voting with their dollars. At Good Clothing Company, we’re offering small runs for new designers, creating local jobs and practicing ethical, sustainable and green production methods in our facility. As a tailor with high standards and as the designer of an emerging eco-fashion label, I understand the need for quality craftsmanship that is available locally. The option of small production runs is crucial to the success of startup clothing companies and those facilities are hard to come by. At GCC we believe that small business needs attainable and sustainable production options and an opportunity to launch and thrive. We are making that happen with designers all over the world, everyday.
Kathryn Hilderbrand is a master tailor, designer and business entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working in the fashion industry. Owner of an upscale tailoring shop, Stitched, on Cape Cod and Founder/Designer of Good Apparel, Hilderbrand founded Good Clothing Company in 2015 to create small runs of production for designers. She is passionate about bringing clothing manufacturing back to the United States.
“I am completely committed to bringing awareness to the truth about what goes on in this industry. I feel honored to be involved and feel that it is my moral and ethical obligation to be a part of much needed change in this industry – change that might save lives and better the quality of lives of those on the lowest levels of production.”
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