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Weston Wear in the Mission is both a boutique and a design house headed up by Julie Weston for the past 30+ years. Today, the company's blog gives us a little glimpse into how they source their fabrics. Weston's production manager recently traveled to Japan to oversee a shipment of fabrics they sourced from local artisans in Kyoto, Japan.
It's rare for an American designer to import from Japan. It's even more rare for a design house to keep their prices so low (the gray dress above, for example, is $175) while using fabrics made in very small, family-run mills with a focus on quality. Their "flocked dot" pieces, for example, were flocked by hand. Pretty pics of Kyoto, too!
· Weston Wear [Blog]
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