(a marker printer, printing patterns to be cut in production)
Established in 2008, Stix and Roses was founded on a mission to bring manufacturing back to Chicago by committing to produce locally.
Keeping the economic circle close to home is extremely important and vital to healthy communities and for our survival as a brand. So we thought we would take you behind the scenes of our production here for our autumn/winter 23’ collection. Giving you an inside look as to why we love supporting local fashion entrepreneurs and artisans.
We wouldn’t be here without the amazing and talented fashion professionals that have made Chicago their home base.
(Meilin rolling up a marker ready to head to the cutters)
(Physical patterns used to sample and digitize during the sampling phase)
(Atzimba digitizing a physical pattern)
Digit Patterns is an incredible full service, woman owned production house in the heart of Chicago.
Meilin runs the show and she is incredible. On our last visit we had to organize and go over all notes for the next four upcoming collections. Fashion calendars traditionally plan one and a half to two years ahead. We are just getting on to a traditional fashion calendar and wrapping up production for A/W 22' as we speak. Our sample fabric for A/W 23' arrived and we had to go through match and textile to design. The production phase is my favorite. Seeing designs come to life and adjusting interpretations and technicalities is a real life puzzle. Determining the best cut or proportion, length or seam style, so much goes on during this phase and it is the most rewarding in my opinion.
Our A/W 23' collection is a modern interpretation of Rococo meets the 1970's. Lots of faux leather in chocolate, olive, and burgundy. Blending corsetry and 70's flared silhouettes, we will also have a beautiful faux leather and fur vest made from the softest materials. We are in the sampling phase now and expect to see final product by October 2022, just in time to prep for markets, shows, and marketing.
This will be our first season of showing for wholesale. We are excited to be showing in some of the top fashion markets in the US this upcoming year.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to take your through this process!