The Financial Times highlights a new generation of fashion designers bringing an artisan sensibility to casual wear. These companies built their brands slowly, with a commitment to using recycled or natural textiles, and long-term connections with (and fair wages for) the people whose hands sew.
Among the brands featured is Graziano and Gutiérrez, a clothing company that specializes in American workwear apparel made from artisanal textiles from Mexico, embracing the idea of releasing clothes in small batches. Founded in 2018 by Alejandro Gutiérrez and Samuel Graziano as part of a thesis project at the University of Cincinnati, the brand places craftsmanship at the heart of the design process by working directly with artisans based in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, and San Andrés Larráinzar, Chiapas.
The namesake designers both graduated from UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning in 2019.
Read more about Graziano and Gutiérrez in the Financial Times (story exists behind a paywall) or ExBulletin.
Featured image at top/Graziano and Gutiérrez