I wish I could say that I will be releasing the Fall/Winter 2018 collection this week or next. But, it won't be ready until the end of this month or early November. And I'm OK with that. We're a slow fashion brand, after all. We're working to improve the production schedule, and I'm excited that we're on track to release this year's "Winter" collection a month ahead of last year's with even more styles.
I'm so excited to introduce the maker behind the Meghan Evans brand and share the studio space where our clothing is manufactured with you. As you may already know, I design all ME styles, source the fabric, and work with a woman-owned small run production company located in Washington, DC to manufacture the line.
I'm currently at the tail end of perfecting samples and have started production on the Summer collection. Because I offer such limited quantities of each style, the actual time it takes to manufacture the collection is relatively short (we will be releasing new pieces in early June).
Ever wondered what all the labels on your clothes meant? Why there are so many? Why they're located where they are? Although these questions crossed my mind before I got into the business of designing and manufacturing clothing, I never bothered to find the answers. But, as I was preparing to produce my initial collection, my manufacturer needed all labels on hand. So, I was forced to figure it out. Fortunately, the FTC has a really helpful, user friendly guide on clothing label requirements that I reference frequently. Below is a review of the types of tags you can find on your ME clothing and what they mean.*
Sourcing fabric has been and continues to be the single biggest challenge I face in designing and producing this clothing line. In the age of Google, you'd think it'd be easy to get started in the fashion industry. Simple Google searches should result in nearby factories, pattern makers, and fabric suppliers, right?! I thought so. But, I've learned the hard way that the production side of the fashion industry has not solidified its online presence. At least not in an easy to find, reliable manner.
Something I don't talk about much is how the ME collection is produced in an ethical, sustainable manner. It's a very important aspect of the brand and I wanted to share more about what it means.