Goodbye baggy, shapeless sweaters. Getting custom fitted clothing used to be a daunting process, involving picking out your own fabrics, getting measured at your local tailor, and waiting several weeks for them to be made, but Appalatch found a way to create custom sized sweaters in just an hour – and without you even having to leave the house!
Appalatch is an Asheville, NC-based Kickstarter campaign that seeks to produce heirloom quality, fad-proof sweaters made to your measurements. Their mission is to design, manufacture and sell products using practices that honor the people who make their clothes, the environment from which they came and the people who buy them. Appalatch’s 3D printed sweaters are responsibly priced, sustainably sourced, 100 percent made in America and, best of all, always fit perfectly.
Appalatch doesn’t just believe in banishing ill-fitting sweaters – they also want to change the clothing industry. U.S. apparel manufacturing was once the best, most highly innovative industry on the planet but, unfortunately, this has changed. Only 2 percent of clothing bought in America today is made domestically, and in the past 20 years, America has lost 80 percent of apparel manufacturing jobs. Appalatch believes that American-made clothing should be made without compromising on quality, ethical responsibilities, or style.
Still looking for the perfect holiday gift? A durable, heritage-inspired, custom fit sweater might be just the right thing!