Why Our Blazers
WHY OUR BLAZERS?
Blazers are wardrobe essentials; they empower, convey confidence, elevate most any outfit, are timeless, seasonless, and are one of the smartest garments to have in your closet.
But, Why Our Blazers? Besides the incredibly important point that our blazers are made sustainably (low environmental impact), made fair trade (fair wages all through the production chain) and are nearly 100% biodegradable (properly returning to the earth) - we spent several years perfecting the style and fit of our initial design, the Kate Blazer. We found the best talent to bring our vision to life, and then made prototype after prototype - in different sizes - to ensure the Kate blazer would make a size 24 woman as happy as a size 0 woman. In fact - we begin by designing on a full-figure woman to ensure fit and style. The industry usually designs on a size 6 woman and then tries to fit everyone else into the design.
Creating a tailored fit which is comfortable and stylish for various sizes and body types has been our goal. We can't please everyone - but we think most everyone will be pleased!
Fusing Form, Fit and Function - We design for the female shape, for fit, comfort and for practical functionality.
Smart Casual - We work in business dress casual offices, yet live in a dress for success world; a world where women have the greater challenge of proving their worth. What we wear conveys an unspoken message.
Timeless, Modern Classics – Modern classics are always in style! There is no better wardrobe investment than high quality, versatile, mix & match pieces like a blazer.
Versatility - One blazer - multiple styling options: a pop up collar to go chic, a belt to change your silhouette, and a contrast lining when you roll up your cuffs.
Personalization - A touch of bespoke! Choose your lining, from solids to stripes to polka dots to original artwork.
Truly Transitional - Easily transition from professional to personal life; from the workweek to the weekend. Our blazers are appropriate for the office while natural with jeans.
Practicality & Convenience - Lightweight, breathable and two inside breast pockets for IDs, credit cards, passports and airline tickets, along with two front slant pockets. No need to carry a purse on your coffee run!
Organic/Sustainable - Our fabrics and buttons are fair trade, organic and/or sustainable and biodegradable. Vegan options and pesticide free; minimizing harm to earth and human.
Research - We reviewed hundreds of women's blazers and found virtually no high quality, tailored/fitted, dress casual blazers which are sustainable.
On-Demand Manufacturing is sustainable manufacturing. Your blazer is sewn when you place your order and ships in about 3-4 business days. (Special orders require more time.) This means we are not over producing and stockpiling wasteful inventory destined for a landfill.
Sizing Technology – We use SizeID, a software app which uses the sensors on your cell phone to measure your body (so easy); then the app matches your measurements to our size chart and recommends a size to purchase. No more guess work when purchasing on-line. Can I hear an Amen? Watch for the red pop-up on product pages.
Sizing - Missy 0-14M and Women's 14W-24. We focus on fit and style for curves - something we all have no matter our size.