We source the majority of our fabrics from deadstock warehouses located around New York City. ‘Deadstock’ is leftover fabric from mill production runs from the past. There are hundreds of thousands of yards of deadstock fabric in NYC. The idea behind this strategy, is that instead of creating new fabric, we are using, or upcycling, textiles that already exist. This ensures that any garment cut from this fabric is a limited edition run, and once the fabric runs out, it cannot be replicated or re-ordered.
NEW YORK MADE
Since the company launched in 2013, nearly all of the production our clothing has been made in New York City’s Garment District, near the corner of 35th Street and 7th Avenue. We make everything we can in New York as part of our commitment to making garments with integrity. We know the sewing team and cutters intimately, and oversee the make, craftsmanship, and quality of every piece.
One major paragon 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.