Past and present
Our original Garden Suit release in 2021 was the result of a long collaborative process with Lilly and Alex of Blluemade, and all of our staff working together to create something we all loved. Like so many apparel projects this started out as means to scratch our own itch both functionally and stylistically. We wanted to capture the aesthetics of our favorite vintage workwear pieces, and render them in one of our all time favorite fabrics, linen (which is a classic workwear fabric in its own right). Blluemade was the obvious choice to work with for their expertise in linen, and their long-running relationship with the best linen mills in the world. They sew everything in New York City's historic garment district at an AAPI woman run factory, a vanishingly rare manufacturing story these days.
The first version was one of our most successful products, hands-down, rendered in both flax and indigo linen. The linen we picked is incredibly comfortable and durable, and only gets better with wear. There's also a certain flax flex in being dipped in linen head to toe.
This new release is a story of fabrics and friendships around the world, a collaborative effort that led to an absolutely delightful result. A set of garments beyond heritage, certain to confuse future vintage pickers.