Starting a Sewn Brand


Join representatives from three local apparel businesses for a conversation about the highs and lows of starting your own sewn business. Providence-based Cleverhood is the creator of a unique waterproof street cape with bike-ready features—the eponymous Cleverhood. They’re joined at this Eat & Speak by Kowalli, a business specializing in adaptable and easy-to-use baby gear, and Owner Operator, an independent snowboard gear manufacturer. Working in different areas of the apparel industry, these three companies each bring a unique perspective on the challenges of designing and creating a sewn brand.