The 9-to-5 days may be a memory of the past but, following a successful run with menswear, Ministry is revamping standard women’s workwear.
The technology apparel company, formerly known as Ministry of Supply, is expanding its portfolio with a new womenswear collection that features key pieces for work, including shirts and pants, that resonate with the modern woman’s active lifestyle.
“Since launching our first dress shirt, the top question we’ve been asked is whether we offer a women’s line,” said Aman Advani, chief executive officer and co-founder. “With the launch of our first-ever women’s line, we’re now closer to achieving our full vision for better, sleeker workwear.”
Ministry started in 2012 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and since then has raised $8.5 million in funds from top investors to tackle today’s common apparel issues and bring new garment innovations to the table. The company created advanced clothing for men that transitioned them from work to other leisure events. In response to consumer demand, Ministry then decided to establish a womenswear line that served the same purpose.
The new womenswear collection will feature two pairs of slacks and two blouse designs and more garments will be added next year. The clothing is available in sizes 0 to 12 and comes in neutral tones, including blush, black, charcoal and black. People can purchase Ministry’s womenswear merchandise this month and all orders will ship in October.
“Our ‘human-centered’ design model is inspired by our roots as engineers: we’re always looking to understand real people’s lives, the challenges they face daily, and then create beautiful, functional products that people actually need,” chief design officer and co-founder Gihan Amarasiriwardena said. “For both men’s and women’s clothing, we merge tailored simplicity with targeted performance, our new items and branding showcase that commitment.”