Why we exist
The world doesn’t need another brand. And certainly doesn’t need more products—products of delicate labor and precious resources that have lost value. We buy more and use less than ever, packing our closets, filling landfills and fueling incinerators. All at the expense of our society and planet.
OWEN STITCH exists to change this (or at least to try).
We don’t design for seasons; we create forever. Our definition of progress is reduced consumption. Built on pieces that will stand the test of time and trend. Both in craftsmanship and design. We envision a world free of fast consumption.
A world with less clutter and more meaning. Our promise is to build a permanent essential collection made with the purest natural materials, uncover stories and restore the value and appreciation of everyday products.
This is the strategy that drives us forward:
1. Farm to factory. We source our materials ourselves. Literally, we call it ethical sourcing, which means we trace every material down to it’s origin, ensuring direct-trade practices and safe working conditions along the way. Our materials come from Kyrgyzstan, a small mountainous country in Central Asia. It's a place that captivated us and didn't let go. We work directly with farmers, growers and herders to ensure regenerative practices that support local biodiversity.
2. Own production. There should be a clear difference between brands that have in-house production and those that outsource or drop-ship. We manufacture our products ourselves, placing quality at the forefront. Our factory is based in Prague—a place where we welcome You to take a tour.
3. Radical transparency. Every product is made of scarce natural resources and delicate human labor. But the complete picture is rarely told: every piece makes an impact and has a cost. We want to give the whole picture, helping you make more informed decisions.
4. Direct to consumer. We’ve disregarded seasonal collections. We’re cutting out all the middlemen and fashion fat. Bypassing wholesale distribution. Skipping discounts and sales, we create lasting quality at a fair price.
We're a slow-growth company. We don't do aggressive performance ads and we don't chase venture capital. We are proud to rely only on our own resources, ideas and thoughts. We're customer-funded and proudly bootstrapped, and we're the only folks we answer to. We don't put hyper-growth above positive impact.
Aymen, Pavel, Robin & team OWEN STITCH