Most of our Princess Awesome clothes are cut and sewn in a fantastic shop in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It has been in business for over 30 years and is run by a mother-daughter team. They are amazing partners and are instrumental in the development of our dresses.
We have been to visit numerous times, and each time we are impressed with the facility, the employees, and the care and attention they put into every piece they sew.
Most of the factory’s employees are women, and, to accommodate their needs, the shop opens early and closes at 3pm each day so the seamstresses can pick up their kids from school.
Rebecca grew up outside of Chicago, and her parents live there now. In a stroke of serendipity, our amazing factory is just 2.5 miles away from where Rebecca’s parents live. Not only does this make it easier to visit the factory - every trip home is a trip to see Selvana (pictured left), head of the shop! - but it has also enabled Rebecca’s dad to make quick trips to pick up finished dresses or drop off new patterns when necessary.
We took our time in our search for an outstanding overseas manufacturing partner who could maintain our commitment to ethically-made, high-quality products. We found Country Bright in the summer of 2017 and could not be more pleased.
Established in 1983, Country Bright operates on an 88,000 m2 campus with 16 buildings composed of factories, dormitories, canteens, and recreational facilities. Country Bright's 1600 employees work in all aspects of the clothing manufacturing business - from design and patternmaking and grading to sourcing fabric and screenprinting and sewing.
We have been working closely with our associates Gordon, Ivy, and Lancy to create new products for Princess Awesome - made with attention to detail, care, and quality, but most importantly - by adults! Country Bright is WCA-certified and adheres to the high ethical standards required for production of international apparel brands.