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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!
Our Sassy women's cycling jerseys are made in Baltimore city in a cut and sew factory that's been making sportswear apparel for over 30 years. To have our products made locally in my hometown is a major source of pride. Although a small company, we're happy to help support the local economy by fostering living-wage livelihoods for fellow residents.
Aside from hometown pride, there are other major advantages to the close proximity. 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. It's fun and informative. From the close-up view, I've learned a great deal about making apparel from pattern creation, sample-making, production steps, sourcing, and how and which machines are used to make seams, scrunch elastic, apply logos, and make binding.
The women at the factory particularly like making our cycling jerseys because of the soft, high quality fabric, vibrant colors, and fun floral and geometric prints.