Made in Baltimore

Rebecca RedettComment

  Old Bay   *   The O's   *   Steamed Crabs   *   Domino Sugar        Michael Phelps   *   The Preakness   *   Utz Potato Chips    

If you know Baltimore, you know these Charm City icons. But you may not realize we've also got apparel manufacturing. Yep, that's right!

Sassy jerseys are made in Baltimore city in a cut and sew factory that's been making sportswear for over 30 years. Recently, they started a training program to teach in-demand sewing and manufacturing skills. To have our products made locally in my hometown is a major source of pride. Although small, we're happy to help support the local economy by fostering living-wage livelihoods for fellow residents.

Since the factory is a mere 8 miles from our headquarters, it's an easy trip to plan production, review samples, deliver supplies, check in, and personally pick up my inventory. Collaboration with the employees, product development, and production are all very hands-on endeavors. The women at the factory particularly like making the jerseys because of the soft, high quality fabric, vibrant colors, and fun floral and geometric prints.