I am so excited to start using my platform to embrace and share small new brands that I love, starting today with Magill Clothing!
Magill clothing is a brand launched by a fellow Cornell Textiles & Fashion Design student (like me) who is 3 years younger than me. I didn’t know Emily in college, but she went on to design professionally in the corporate world before moving to San Diego with her husband and launching her own line.
What makes Magill different? Emily literally makes everything herself, in her home in San Diego. If you don’t already realize why that’s cool, I’ll tell you. Making the jump to large manufacturing is a huge capital investment, when you aren’t sure if you’re going to sell your inventory. This way, Emily is able to make small amounts or even made to order (a concept our insta-society has forgotten about) meaning less fabric waste, less money waste and more flexibility to move fabric into different styles if one design isn’t resonating. She is making an effort to produce slow clothing, and I couldn’t congratulate her enough.
And get this, she hand tie-dyed this dress herself, in her backyard. All of her styles are feminine and flattering, in breezy Cali-cool shapes that every woman needs in her wardrobe. Besides the Iris dress (that I bought, not gifted!) my other favorite styles are the Celia Dress, the Joan Blouse, and her range of hand tie-dyed sweatshirts.
Her prices are fab and the quality is great, and now I’m wondering, can I do this too? Totally in awe of Magill and you should be too!