With the cold weather rolling into New York, we are reminiscing about our trip to Los Angeles in October. A few of our amazing brands are based in LA and we try to get out there at least once a quarter to see their latest inventory and dive deeper into their operations.
On this trip, our goal was specifically to talk to our brand partners about sourcing and production best practices. When we have these types of due diligence conversations, it is important for us to be there in person to ask our questions face-to-face.
We had some awesome conversations, diving deep into their supply chains and material sourcing with brands like Boyish, Carleen, MATE the Label, HFS Collective, and Whimsy + Row.
One stand-out highlight of the trip, was seeing our Flora pants being made in real time at one of the Whimsy + Row factories in LA. We were able to tour the entire facility, speak to the factory owner, and experience "ethically made in LA" firsthand.
We are already looking forward to our next trip out West, but until then we will live vicariously through our photos from the trip - check them out below!
MATE the Label HQ
Whimsy + Row HQ
Whimsy + Row Factory Tour
Out and About in LA