It began with a failed fashion week. As a designer turned entrepreneur, our CEO Amanda experienced first hand how funding and connections were a bigger factor in breaking into the fashion industry than talent and drive after making it to the final round of London Fashion Week. One collection, one hundred thousand dollars, and one plane trip later, it was time to break the cycle.
Nineteenth Amendment was created on the idea that fashion is a choice and that the garment production process for manufacturers in the US needed a makeover. And, just like its namesake, Nineteenth Amendment believes everyone has a right to choose how to make the system - and their closets - a better place.
At Nineteenth Amendment, we speak fashion. We bring an honest and inspired take on the fashion industry: a belief that there is a way to get beautiful, well crafted garments into the hands of consumers at accessible prices through innovative, local manufacturing and distribution.
For designers, we provide a platform for high quality, small batch manufacturing and direct sales to an audience eager to obtain cutting edge fashion before it goes mainstream.
For consumers, we curate and showcase new designer talent, and provide pre-sale access to fashion that empowers their ability to express their individual style.
TOGETHER we produce only the clothing we want. TOGETHER we set trends, before they hit the runway.
Fast fashion left independent fashion without a voice, but fashion is meant to be outspoken.
The truth is, there is a better way.
And we are creating it.
For fashion. For designers. For you.