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Got It Made

See How Study Got Way-Serious About Made-in-America

Got It Made BY genevieve ang 03/03/2014

A huge focus for Tara St James of Study lately: Finding a way to produce every component of her line domestically, in as environmentally friendly a way as possible. This doesn’t just entail stitching her cozy, waffle-knit tees and fitted, striped skirts in NYC. It means sourcing cotton in the U.S.A. and dipping into unexpected natural dyes. Do a deep dive into her process.

 

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"Its such a beatiful and calming haven and I am addicted to their waterlemon juice at breakfast. They also have Marmite, which I have a weakness for."
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The Dyeing
“Liz Spencer from The Dogwood Dyer dyed the fabric for my Of a Kind edition. I met her through the Textile Arts Center, and she dyes fabrics from natural ingredients she finds around her—in this case, it’s a mix between black tea bags and rust from a vintage waffle iron. Liz found the waffle iron on the grounds of a family friend’s 19th century cabin in upstate New York. We did a whole series of color options using everything that was seasonally available—flowers, plants, and herbs—and these colors turned out the nicest.”

 

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The Sewing
“I do all my production with this small factory in New York’s Garment District. I like keeping everything local because I have more control over the product and quality, and I want to be a part of keeping and creating jobs in New York.”

 

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