Your cart
Close Alternative Icon
FREE Shipping on Domestic Orders during November and December! FREE Shipping on Domestic Orders during November and December!

Dandelion Days

The Micro-Factory

The Micro-Factory
During our recent trip to Portland, Oregon we got to see where Make it Good, well, makes everything good. It's a small factory where they screen print, cut, sew, and package their designs. I popped in on an unusually quiet Monday, but did get to witness them blocking the fabric to cut the Sails Spaghetti Strap Dress and check out all the different machines. It is amazing how each machine has a specific purpose and the many steps involved in making one garment. 

A large table is centered in the room for cutting. The garment pieces are cut after the fabric has been dyed (off-site), screen printed, and dried.  
Make it Good micro-factory

Screened and ready-to-cut fabric for their housewares and accessory company

Patterns with Spring samples in the background. 

A custom tool was built to make screening large pieces possible with one person. 

Here the back of the Marine Rain Dress from the Fall 2015 is getting rained on. 
Make it Good Screen Print

After screening, the fabric goes in the large conveyor dryer. 

 

Once the printing is complete and each pattern piece is cut, the garments are sewn into the tops, dresses, sweatshirts, and leggings you see in our shop. 

The Spring Collection available at Dandelion Post.

Tropical Leaves Spaghetti Strap Dress

Tropical Leaves Spaghetti Strap Dress

 

Charcoal Parachute Racer Back Tank

 

Sails Scoop Neck dress

Sails Scoop Dress

 

Tropical Leaves Tank 

 

Sails Blush Scoop Blouse

 

Summer Ferns Blush Shift Dress

 

Summer Ferns Sweatshirt

 

 

 

Canvas Top

 

Coming soon... Sails Scoop Dress in Ash

 

photos from Make it Good 

Continue reading

Made in Portland

Made in Portland

This month we added Make it Good to our vendor roster! We love this brand so much we wanted to highlight them because of their designs and manufacturing practices. Make it Good makes everything in the USA in their production studio located in Portland, Oregon. Each print is designed and printed in their studio, their fabrics are either deadstock, organic, bamboo, or recycled and often milled in the USA, and they have easy to wear designs at affordable prices.

Now available in the shop and online. (photos from Make it Good)

 

 

Continue reading
Recent posts
The Shop Sale
Pop-up w/ Textilehaus
Late Summer Playlist
Pop-up with 3rd Season Designs
Gather Workshop