It's a question that we ask ourselves about many things these days: Where does it come from? Who actually makes this? Where is it really made? 

The label inside of Starkweather's garments, reading "Made in Romania" speak the truth, but can't show you the whole picture. So we wanted to give you an inside look behind the scenes at our amazing manufacturer's facility in Bucharest.

In the garment manufacturing business since the 70s, and working with some of the great design houses across France, the UK and the rest of Europe, they have a tactile savoir-faire from the pre-digital era. 

The lovely head of Studio

The lovely head of Studio

One of the most painstaking points of the production process: matching plaid at the seams

One of the most painstaking points of the production process: matching plaid at the seams

And they've continuously adapted to the new technologies available to make efficient use of their resources and time, and to streamline the prototyping, sampling and production processes. 

A quick click through the gallery above and you'll see the digitization process plus the cutting optimization process. We aim to produce as little waste as possible!

And finally, some shots of the lovely seamstresses sewing away and pressing the garments to perfection. 

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