Happy Friday! I just got back from an inspiring talk by Raleigh Denim
founders, Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko, hosted by Creative Mornings Raleigh
, and I couldn't resist sharing their story. This lovely couple got started making jeans in their apartment in 2007, expanded to a production workshop (small factory) and Curatory
shop in the warehouse district of Raleigh in 2010, and opened their second shop
in NYC just this month (named Raleigh). They make handcrafted jeans using vintage machines from Cone Mill's White Oak Plant in Greensboro and have been involved in an organic cotton project in North Carolina. They're big advocates of the local community and care greatly about where and how their products are made. Sarah and Victor have also participated in New York Fashion Week twice and are now making outerwear, shirts, and other goods.
I have to say, my pair of Raleigh Denim jeans are my favorite and my husband says the same about his. Maybe it's the all the work and love that went into them or the fact they were made blocks from our apartment.
If you're in Raleigh a visit to The Curatory
is a must, and if you're in NYC make sure to visit their shop on Elizabeth St. in Nolita. You won't be disappointed. Follow them here
, and here