Here is a behind-the-scenes look at our production. Not many companies provide this level of transparency, but we’re happy to share! These photos also help underline our scope of manufacturing, with the plethora of color and material variations. All of our pieces are custom designed and cut + sewn in Los Angeles. We’ve never white labeled, outsourced overseas, or cut corners in any way. All of the photos below are of our production runs.
Upon arrival, the fabric rolls are inspected, and measured for width. There can be quite a variation in the with of rolls, which can affect yields. Everything is carefully reviewed to help determine the layout of the printed pattern.
Next comes one of the most crucial phases of all- cutting. The custom patterns are printed and laid out above stacked fabric at the dedicated cutting stations.
Every single piece of Spindle 50 clothing is hand-cut using an electric straight knife.
The skill and confidence of the cutters are often demonstrated by how high they can cut the stacks. A single wrong cut can cost thousands of dollars in fabric.
The individual pieces move to designated stations, and each sewer is responsible for an individual piece. This helps maintain consistency and continuity among the garments.
The garments slowly start coming together, especially when the back and plackets are joined together.
Lapels and pocket flaps are often done at the same time, as they both require holes made for the buttons.
The precision sewing often only leaves of centimeter or less of tolerance. This showcases the skill and talent of the sewing team.
The beige colors are “prepared for dyeing” (PFD), and are made to be custom dyed to any color we request at an industrial dye house.
We custom dye speciality colors such as Indigo with our own custom color code. Both Moss Green and Hunter Green are also custom colors, as seen above.
Organized Chaos! Above is a single production run of 1,200 pieces at various stages of completion. At the end, the garment racks will take up nearly every square foot of open space at the factory.