The majority of Abasi Rosborough fabrics come from deadstock warehouses located in and around New York City. The idea behind the strategy is this: instead of creating new fabric, re-use or upcycle, textiles that already exist. This vastly reduces the resources and carbon footprint of the company, with an added bonus that everything made by Abasi Rosborough is limited edition. Locally sourced, locally made, and limited - the opposite of mass production.
NEW YORK MADE
Since the inception of Abasi Rosborough in 2013, nearly all clothing production has come from New York City’s Garment District, near the corner of 35th Street and 7th Avenue. This is part of Abasi Rosborough’s fundamental charter of integrity at every touchpoint. Abasi Rosborough clothing is not made in a faraway land by unknown laborers — it is made by our very skilled cutting, sewing, and finishing teams. The Abasi Rosborough design team is working with this creation team nearly everyday, overseeing the craft and quality of every piece.
One fundamental paradigm of Abasi Rosborough design is natural materials — fabrics from cotton, wool, linen, hemp, cashmere, or leather, buttons from horn or bone, zippers from metal. The intention behind this is two-fold: (1) garments made from natural textiles ‘wear-in’ instead of ‘wearing out.’ They are easier to repair and maintain, and take on the character of the wearer (you), and (2) when the garment comes to the end of its time, it can go back to where it came from, biodegrading into the earth.