Our Process

Products

Our goal is that our products become staples in your closet and last you for many seasons to come. We achieve this through our classic, timeless designs and high-quality fibers and supplies. Our co-founder, Frances, designs every one of our products and obsesses over the fit, the drape, softness, and quality. We personally test all of the products we sell, both through wearing them as well as washing, drying, pulling, and stretching them, to test their quality and ensure that our products will not be altered through use and that they will last over time. Our materials are selected with care through diligent research.

Our processes are based on traditional craftsmanship, which now incorporates current innovative techniques. The fibers of our products are dyed to our specifications. Our buttons are made specifically for us and have the Bureau Veritas certification, and our zippers are guaranteed to comply with lead content and phthalate requirements in the United States.

All our finishing touches are carried out by hand, thus guaranteeing the quality of our products.

Folded knitwear on a table

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Suppliers

Our suppliers have been carefully selected and vetted by our Founders over the years, through quality control and research. We value personal relationships and trust, so we work very closely with all our suppliers to ensure the best quality. Furthermore, we ensure all our suppliers are socially responsible and offer excellent working conditions and workplace safety to their employees.

As family is at the core of our business, we strive to support family businesses throughout our supply chain. Many of the suppliers we work with are multi-generational family companies just like ours.

Women working at a textile factory

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Packaging

All our products are hand-packaged in our signature eco-bags made of upcycled cotton. The process of upcycling reuses textiles that would otherwise go to landfill, and transforms them into a fabric of similar or better quality.

Our intention is that all our eco-bags can be reused by you, and that they can last as long as our products do. By using sustainable, upcycled cotton, we are aligned with our values, reduce the use of plastic bags, and help the environment.

Gift wrapping supplies on a table

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Should you have any questions about our suppliers, our process, or our products, please contact us at info@grete.com and we will be happy to assist you.