Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Why Does Be & D Manufacture in the US?
Be&D is a manufacturer of handbags founded in 2004 by Be Inthavong and Steve Dumain. According to them, they believe strongly in the hands-on tradition of storied European luxury houses and have re-created this same practice in their Garment District design studio. They personally train their sewers, teaching them the intricacies that define Be & D and work alongside them to ensure that every piece is created with the strictest attention to detail and quality. This capability to manufacture in-house and locally helps for a shorter speed-to-market, also giving the company the ability to fill re-orders often in less than 2–3 weeks. The atelier also allows for bespoke services to private clients and special-orders for wholesale customers. And that's why Be&D bags are made in the US.