Geoff Krasnov offers apparel/clothing/garment manufacturing and sourcing news.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Organics and Bamboo...Both offered at Style Source!

Organically grown cotton fabrics and bamboo have become extremely popular. Style Source works closely with the only US mill producing certified organically grown cotton. We also work with a Canadian mill that imports certified organic cotton yarns. We offer a full range of circular knit fabrics that may be custom dyed to customer specifications including ribs, interlock, jerseys, french terry, fleece and thermals. Additionally, we are running organic cotton/bamboo blends, many of which have a small percentage of spandex. When combined, bamboo and organic cotton make an extremely soft and supple fabric, on par with cotton/modal blends for hand.

Custom apparel production from these fabrics is going into womens tops and dresses, infantwear and tee shirts. Private labeling of these garments is offered at no extra charge. Organic apparel manufacturing continues to grow as increased plantings are dedicated to organic fiber production. Hopefully, worldwide demand will encourage additional organic acreage.

Style Source Relocation Plans

In late September Style Source will make several changes. Geoff and Heather will be moving the corporate offices to Wilmington North Carolina. In addition, the Allentown facility will relocate to the site of one of its main sewing contractors. Why? First, and most importantly, we want our customers to think of a visit to Style Source headquarters as a destination trip. With Wrightsville, Topsail, Kure and Carolina Beach all within a 30 minute drive a visit to Style Source will be a mini-vacation! Within an hours drive are Myrtle Beach, Oak Island, Southport and the Outer Banks! If golf is essential to the visit Geoff will try to arrange a tee time at the Cape Fear National golf club. This would be especially fun for those who enjoy laughing at a really bad golfer.

Our headquarters will house our showroom, product development center, branded apparel, and import offices. All business will flow through these offices to our Allentown facility. Our Allentown management has been with us since the companies inception (and for 4 years prior to that!), and are dedicated to insuring production implimentation and processing remain seamless(that's an industry joke...seamless...get it?). Their re-location will put them on-site at one of our two largest cut and sew facilities.

For anyone who might know an experienced patternmaker that may wish to join our team in Wilmington please do pass the name along to us.