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US-Made Esby Offers Womenswear With a Menswear Mentality

After a decade spent designing menswear in New York City for the likes of Converse, Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger, Stephanie Beard decided it was time to strike out on her own.

“I loved the job I was doing but I didn’t get much interaction with the factories so I couldn’t feel fully proud of my work,” she recalled. So in late 2012 she set out for Austin and by February 2014, launched the sort-of eponymous women’s label, Esby Apparel (the phonetic pronunciation of her initials, SB), on Kickstarter.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.