Based: Seattle, WA
Description: Founded by Oleksandra Baukh, BAUH handmakes each piece of clothing in Seattle, Washington. The BAUH collection is passionate about using high quality fabrics, unique textures and perfect fit.
The fabrics BAUH uses are deadstock sourced from USA, Italy, Britain and India. These fabrics are then upcycled in order to diminish the negative impact on the environment as a result of the clothing industry.
The line is made to order which reduces unnecessary waste. Not available in most lines is the capability for BAUH to customize the sizing of your purchase at no additional cost.
Oleksandra's philosophy is best described by her, "When I design clothing I'm inspired by a modern woman. She is confident, dynamic, humane, compassionate and unstoppable. She is not strong in spite of her femininity, she is stronger because of it. The modern women are incredible, radiant beings, in other words - they are in all of us!"
Social Responsibility: Made in USA, Minimal waste, deadstock fabrics
Consciously produced clothing for women has exploded in growth. Just a few years ago if purchasing locally made clothing was important to you, there wasn’t a lot of choices and it was difficult to find out what they actually were. After the Rana Plaza disaster in 2008, consumers really started to pay more attention to where their clothes were made and who was actually making them.
Small independent labels have been sprouting up as well as the biggest brands in the country are getting behind local production, which further proves that more and more consumers are demanding quality more than quantity.
If you have made the decision to make a conscious effort to support locally made brands, hopefully this list will help you get started. If you are already shop small and local brands and see that we’ve missed someone, we’d love to know!