Made With China

Age to Come Apparel ushering in a new era of people first products

Mar 16, 2016, 06:13 ET from Age to Come Apparel

PORTLAND, Ore., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching in 2015 in Portland Oregon, Age to Come Apparel (ATC) sought to accomplish two things; Close the gap between the fashionable and the functional in kids clothing and secondly to put people's needs before profits. Ultimately this led to the "Made With China" tag line and label. The collection is a higher end design line for kids with a unique style and fully functional for busy parents, think fully reversible garments in case of spills.

The "Made With China" label reflects the brand's support of the workers who make the clothing "with" them not "for" them. After reviewing manufacturers from many countries ATC founders Linsey Fuller, Michele Frazier and Simona Comer all agreed one woman stood out, her name is Apple and she runs a company called Ringo International in Ningbo, China. Besides the synergy in family dynamics, Apple seemed genuinely interested in the vision of the company, the construction and detail of the garments. "Ringo felt like family" says Designer Linsey Fuller, "they were a small family business that shared our passion for design and our passion for people."

Like many companies in China, Apple was no longer interested in the low cost-high volume orders, Ringo International prided itself on the skill of its employees and wanted to produce quality over quantity. They were definitely not the cheapest option. By utilizing China's ever evolving infrastructure and superior sourcing she was able to provide the quality materials and craftsmanship ATC was looking for. Most importantly Apple and Ringo are 100% transparent when it came to the factory conditions and working conditions of its employees. Ningbo, China is known as a crafter community so the skill level of the employees represents decades if not centuries of training.

Shortly after choosing the Ringo factory in China, Linsey and her family moved to China. Now a short two hours from Ringo, Linsey can work in close collaboration with Apple and Ringo. This proximity will allow Linsey to ensure standards and give back to the community that helps make the clothes she and her team designs. "We see their success as critical to our success," says Linsey, "everyone involved adds to the quality though their talents."

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